Running for TUMORrow
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THE RACE IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ 9 AM on BELLE ISLE in DETROIT
Our family will once again be participating in the Detroit Head for the Cure 5k! We hope you will consider joining us. A portion of the funds raised at this event supports the tumor center we visit every 4 months. As you can imagine, their staff have become an important part of our lives and so has the research that they conduct and support. I know most of you already know the story, so I will just skip to the part that always strikes me- Jonathan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in September. From the time he was diagnosed in September to the first time we met Dr. Snyder in January new research findings had been released. The result of these findings resulted in additonal labs and actually changed Jonathan's original diagnosis and helped guide further treatment. This is just a piece of our story that has reiterated the importance of continue brain tumor research.
Head for the Cure works to inspire hope for 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 (one of which is the center we visit!) with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors.
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.
Please consider making a donation today, or better yet, join us on Belle Isle, to help us reach our goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!