Welcome to Blake's personal fundraising page!
Hello and Welcome! My name's Blake Leo Burke, I'm a brain cancer survivor of a stage 2/3 Oligodendroglioma.
Thank you for visiting my personal page and helping me to reach my fundraising goal.
I am joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in the Head for the Cure 5K - NC Triangle on Sunday, February 27th, 2022. This is a special day for me because it's right around the anniversary day of my diagnosis and brain surgery, both of which happened on February 24th, 2021. Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.
Each year, over 80,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor (I had no idea the number were so high until I was in it!) 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. :)
Stay inspired and live your best life, friends!
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