Thank you for visiting Team Monique's page and helping us to reach our fundraising goal! We are participating in this event to honor Monique, our mom, grandma, sister, friend, and our hero. She battled this beast, a meningioma on her brain-stem at the skull base, for 42 years, with huge deficits that made her life a constant struggle. Despite all this, she lived a life of joy, laughter and love. She fought hard to be with her three children every minute she possibly could, delighting in her grandchildren who she never thought she would get to see. They meant the world to her.
Her loss has left an immeasurable hole, but we want to do our best to represent her and be her voice against this disease. Thank you for your support!
Our team is joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in the "UT Go Grey 5K" Head for the Cure - Utah Brain Tumor Alliance Salt Lake City event on August 22nd, 2020. Head for the Cure and the Utah Brain Tumor Alliance are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.
Head for the Cure & Utah Brain Tumor Alliance work to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. Our 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 & Utah Brain Tumor Alliance support the Huntsman Center, Musella Foundation, and 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.
Each year, over 80,000 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 to help us reach our goal and to help us defeat brain cancer, step by step!