BENEFITING: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
I ran the 2006 NYC Marathon in honor of my husband Chris and ran NYC 2010 in his memory. Chris was my life partner and best friend. We had our wonderful son Andrew in Feb 2005 and Chris lost his 12 year battle with brain cancer in Oct 2007, at the age of 37.
When Chris's neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Kelly founded the Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) in 1998, Chris eagerly joined the board. He committed himself to learning about the disease and finding ways to help himself and others. Dr. Kelly always said, "if we could catch these (brain tumors) when they're small, there'd be much better outcomes." Hence was born the Road to Early Detection campaign, to raise awareness about brain tumors and the need for preventative brain scans.
I am honored to be captain of Team BTF for a fourth year! We have an amazing group of runners dedicated to an extremely worthy, yet relatively unknown, cause. Please read their stories and consider making a donation.
BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION wrote -
Team BTF is proud to once again be participating in the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, 2013. The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) guides and supports patients and families during the turbulent times when their lives are touched by a brain tumor.
Over a million people in the US are living with brain tumors that have not yet been detected.
It is estimated over 14,000 deaths are expected to occur this year due to 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.
SUPPORT TEAM BTF
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BRAIN TUMORS
Funds raised will go directly to the expansion of
The Road to Early Detection campaign -- a Six City Program soon to be rolled out nationwide.
EARLY DETECTION + RESEARCH = CURE
The Brain Tumor Foundation: http://www.braintumorfoundation.org/