Welcome to Team Goodbye Gretchen
Thank for taking time to support this charity and support Emalee.
Gretchen is this nasty, grapefruit sized cancerous tumor in my brain. Though the visible part of her has been removed, she leaves behind diffused cancer cells that cannot be individually removed. Today there is no cure for this type of glioblastoma. While I may fight back against Gretchen with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, meditation, exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and humor - my favorite fighting mechanism is awareness and philanthropy!
If you are looking for a fun way to give back and support so many individuals fighting this disease, consider particpating in the Head for the Cure 5K! Come join team Goodbye Gretchen. Proceeds will be donated to Omaha’s local brain cancer awareness nonprofit,
Leap for a Cure to promote awareness and support for brain cancer! Who’s in?
FACT: More than any other cancer, brain tumors can have lasting and life-altering physical, cognitive, and psychological impacts on a patient’s life. This means overcoming neurological disease and life threatening cancer.
FACT: For most primary glioblastoma brain tumors, the five-year survival rate is only 5.6%.
FACT: Despite the amount of brain tumors, and their devastating prognosis, there have only been four (4) FDA approved drugs – and one device – to treat brain tumors in the past 30 years. Between 1998 and 2014, there were 78 investigational brain tumor drugs that entered the clinical trial evaluation process. 75 failed. That is a 25:1 failure ratio.
FACT: Brain tumors have the highest per-patient cost of care for any cancer group, with an annualized cost of care at well over $100,000.
BOTTOM LINE: We only get one life. Just one. Let’s run like we are on towards our wildest dreams
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