Last school year Cranbrook science teacher, Lynne Sullivan, learned that she would be in need of surgery for the removal of an oligodendroglioma tumor. The procedure was completed over the summer with the removal of 80% of the tumor. Mrs. Sullivan is currently going through more treatment that will hopefully allow her to return to full health.
Each year, over 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. More than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. Cutting edge research is needed as we continue to make strides in this fight.
This is why Cabinet is challenging you! By participating in Cranbrook's Woodchip Hill Challenge you will be raising awareness and money to help fund cancer, specifically brain cancer research. In honor of Mrs. Sullivan's ongoing fight, and in an effort to support brain tumor research we are donating all money raised to Head for the Cure. We ask you to accept the Woodchip Hill Challenge and have fun while raising awareness, because with every challenge accepted we are one step closer to finding a cure!
Head for the Cure works to inspire hope in the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. Every Head for the Cure event marks a day of celebration where those diagnosed with brain cancer are honored and celebrated by their friends and families, those who have lost their battles are remembered, and we are all inspired to carry on the fight.
Funds raised by Head for the Cure support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, a network of medical centers with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors. The Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital is the local recipient of the funds.
"The Woodchip Hill Challenge", will consist of you running up Woodchip Hill, touching the Stegosaurus nose and running back down. Your commitment is to donate five dollars for each round trip you can manage. You can donate by credit card through Crowdrise at crowdrise.com, or seniors and juniors can send an email with your student id number and the amount you will be donating to Mr. Ladd at firstname.lastname@example.org, and sophomores and freshmen can send your student id number and the amount you will be donating to Ms. Getz at MGetz@cranbrook.edu. We will then charge your student account and credit your contribution to your class.