Please join me in helping to raise money for the Brain Tumor Foundation of NYC.
In 1993, my father, Max Ross passed away from a brain tumor at the age of 44.
Now, I'm running my first marathon in his honor for an organization that supports brain tumor patients and their families.
They say that having a worthy cause in mind when you're training for a marathon is especially valuable motivation on those 20-mile training runs... so I really appreciate your generosity in helping me continue to put one foot in front of the other!
For more about BTF, please see below.
Thank you all for your gracious support!
ABOUT THE BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION -
Team BTF is proud to be participating in the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Please help us raise awareness and funds.
The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) guides and supports patients and families during the turbulent times when their lives are touched by a brain tumor. The Road to Early Detection campaign, and initiative of BTF, was launched to increase public awareness about early screening for brain tumors and the urgent need for preventative brain scans.
More than half of the people diagnosed with brain tumors could be saved if brain scans were regarded to be as essential as mammograms or routine blood tests. We have grown accustomed to routinely checking for breast, colon, prostate and other cancers – why not brain tumors?
Every 20 minutes someone in the United States dies of a brain tumor
SUPPORT TEAM BTF
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BRAIN TUMORS
Possibly half of all brain tumor patients could have their tumors successfully removed if they were detected early, before physical symptoms become apparent. Early detection and complete removal is the best known method of treating deadly tumor growth.
Funds raised will go directly to the expansion of
The Road to Early Detection campaign.
EARLY DETECTION + RESEARCH = CURE