BENEFITING: B CURED
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100 cents of every dollar you donate goes to the B*Cured foundation foundation on my behalf.
Every few years, I dedicate a lot of time, energy, and personal money towards a good cause. Two years ago, I did 6 hours of spinning for breast cancer research and raised $5,000 towards that cause. In that one day alone, we raised $600,000 for breast cancer research.
Today, I'm dedicating my time and energy to raising money for B*Cured Foundation. For B*Cured, I have committed to raise a minimum of $4,000 for their foundation and will be training for and participating in the crazy Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in early June. We jump off a barge at Alcatraz, swim to shore, run a mile along the beach, hop on our bikes, rid an intense long course, get off our bikes, put our sneakers on, and then do a 10k race through the streets of San Francisco. I'm excited and hopefully you are too.
I've done a few triathlons in my life, also a lot of running races and other competitive sporting events. Each one different. Some long, some short, some fun and others very serious. I am very excited about this particular event. It's one I've always wanted to do. Please support me in this worthy cause.
B*CURED – Brain Cancer Understanding, Research, Education, and Development -
is a volunteer organization striving to find a cure for brain cancer
by providing grants for innovative brain cancer research.
We are based in New England, but our grant funding will go wherever
the best research is being conducted to turn the tide against this devastating disease.
The long-term outcome for brain cancer patients has not improved significantly
in the past 40 years and we are committed to changing this.
Now is the time to get involved b*cause you can make a difference.
acts about Brain Cancer
Brain tumors are the leading cause of solid tumor cancer death in children
under the age of 20. They are the second leading cause of cancer death in male adults
ages 20-29 and the fifth leading cause of cancer death in female adults ages 20-39.
An estimated 44,865 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be
diagnosed this year. An additional 100,000 cancer patients per year will
develop brain tumors as a result of metastasis from other forms of cancer.
Metastatic brain tumors, cancer that spreads from other parts of the body
to the brain, are the most common types of brain tumors. As many as 15%
of cancer patients will develop brain tumors as a result of metastasis.
There are over 120 different types of brain tumors, which make effective
treatment complicated. They can be malignant or non-malignant (benign),
and in either case, can be just as injurious or life threatening.
At present, the standard treatments for brain tumors include surgery,
radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. These treatments may be used either
individually or in combination. Steroids may be used to reduce
inflammation and control brain swelling.
There are currently no known causes of brain tumors, however,
epidemiological studies are ongoing. Complete and accurate data on all
primary brain tumors is needed to provide the foundation for investigations
of its causes and research leading to improved diagnosis and treatment.
Brain tumors have no socio-economic boundaries
and do not discriminate among gender or ethnicity.
At this time, brain tumor research is under-funded. The survival rate
for brain tumors is significantly lower than that for many other types of cancer
so the need for public awareness and research dollars is real and urgent.
B*CURED is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Greenwich, CT