BENEFITING: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
I'm back at it again for another great cause. As most of you know, I run a lot and try to give back. This year I ran a relay race, Hood to Coast, with 11 other people. Other than being an incredible experience, it really brings you close to the people sharing the experience with you. One of my team members was diagnosed with a brain tumor just two months after we completed our race. To show support for him, and help others in similar situations, I decided to run the NYC Marathon with the Brain Tumor Foundation.
Please help me in raising money for an organization making a difference in patients' lives. Every dollar counts, tell your friends and family, and come back to donate again.
I will keep this page updated with training progress and other exciting news, so check back in occassionally.
Please read more about what BTF does below.
The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) supports the whole patient by addressing their social, financial and emotional needs. In addition, the Foundation promotes the importance of early detection of brain tumors through the education of medical professionals and the public.
The Road to Early Detection, an unprecedented initiative of BTF, offers free MRI brain scans to the public. With nationwide participation and support, BTF’s Road to Early Detection campaign is now an official research study. Although MRI scans to screen for brain tumors are not considered part of standard preventive care, we hope that our research examining the brain scans of thousands of individuals will shed new light on early detection and prevention of this dreaded disease and make treatment more effective when caught early.
* Brain tumors can be extremely aggressive. They are rarely detected at a size and stage when surgical removal results in a treatment that is successful and sustained.
* Close to 1,000,000 people are living with brain tumors that have yet to be detected.
* Brain tumors do not discriminate.