In Honor of my Mother,Terry Lee Mauck-Beck
Thank you for visiting my personal page and helping me to reach my fundraising goal!
I, Nicholas Mauck, am joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure 5K- San Antonio on September 28th, 2019. I will be running this race in honor of my mother, who most of you know passed away on April 3rd of this year after a nearly two year battle with a Glioblastnoma (GBM), stage 4 brain cancer. Currently there is no cure for GBM's and they are only treatable with the goal being to try to slow the growth process and minimize the pain and effects, with a life expectancy of 11-15 months. My mother fought valiantly and endured not 1 but 3 brain surgeries, radiation and countless weeks of chemothearapy. While her outcome wasn't the miracle we were all hoping and praying for she was able to nearly double the life expectancy and grace all that knew and loved her with her presence for that much longer. Most people are not that lucky, so I am grateful for that but something must to be done to end this devestating disease!
Each year, over 79,000 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.
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 with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors.
Please consider making a donation today to help me reach my goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step! Thank you!
Love you Mom!
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