BENEFITING: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
Over 14,000 deaths are expected to occur this year due to brain tumors. Luckily my dad isn't one of them.
As I'm sure you know by now, my dad was very recently diagnosed with a brain tumor that the doctors wanted to remove right away because of its size. So he had surgery immediately, and fortunately he is on the road to recovery. His tumor, thought quite large, was benign, but not everyone is as lucky as we were.
As you may also know, I have been training for the 2013 NYC Marathon for the past 6 months. This will be the third marathon I'm running. In 2006 I ran in Honolulu and raised money for APLA. In 2011 I ran in LA, and while I wasn't initially planning to fundraise, the Tsunami in Japan happened just weeks before the marathon, and I wound up raising $1100 at the last minute to support the Red Cross's efforts in Japan.
Well, I wasn't planning on fundraising again this year, but with the marathon only 7 weeks away, I decided that completing this marathon and raising money for the National Brain Tumor Foundation's Road to Early Detection Program is a great way to honor my dad and all the strength he has exhibited through this whole exhausting process.
Thank you, friends, for all the love and support you've shown my family over these last few weeks, and thank you, in advance, for helping me honor my dad's recovery with whatever donation you can make.
This one's for you, Dad!
EARLY DETECTION + RESEARCH = CURE
The Brain Tumor Foundation: http://www.braintumorfoundation.org/