How sweet it is! Thank you!
November 06, 2016
BENEFITING: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
Thank you for visiting my page. I am running the TCS New York City Marathon and fundraising on behalf of the Brain Tumor Foundation. I run in memory and honor of my mother, Susan King, an amazing woman who was taken away from us way too early at the age of 46 in 2006.
Since the early to mid 1980's, my mother spent the remaining half of her life undergoing numerous brain tumor surgeries, taking various medications and battling symptoms associated with a brain tumor diagnosis. She fought very bravely and always exuded love and positivity - even in the darkest of times. It is an honor and privilege for me to run in her memory, in our respective hometown.
I hope by running that I will not only bring awareness to this issue, but also to offer my support to patients, family and caregivers, so that they know they are not alone. I can attest personally to the impact that a brain tumor diagnosis has on a patient's caregivers and close family. They are in need of support too, during what can be a very difficult time.
The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) guides and supports patients and families during the turbulent times when their lives are touched by a brain tumor by offering support groups, medical referrals and informational events.
BTF’s Road to Early Detection campaign was launched to increase public awareness about early detection of brain tumors and the urgent need for brain scan screenings.
With the expanded Sponsor-A-City Tour, BTF is providing free MRI brain scans nationally, in the hope of understanding the relationship between patient factors and brain tumors. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary research team at Columbia University in New York City, we are gathering key information from these scans that will hopefully help us to better understand the epidemiology of brain tumors – whether it be environmental, genetic or some other still unexamined source.
* This year, close to 700,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with a brain or central nervous system tumor.
* Close to 1 million people are living with brain tumors that have yet to be detected.
Please support our runners’ efforts to raise awareness of the need for early detection of brain tumors. DONATE TODAY!