This is my first year stepping into Nicolle's shoes as team captain so hang with me as I learn the ropes.
Most of you already know but for those that don't- Nicolle is my Sister in Law. You can see her full story below. This year the battle with her tumors became too much. She was extremely involved in this organization for the last 4 years and I hope to continue that in her honor. Many people are currently asking how they can help so I wanted to set this up early so people can join our team in the fight to cure brain cancer.
Brain tumors have been a part of my life for 22 years now, more so in the last 7 years during which time I’ve had 5 surgeries, 3 radiation therapies, and tried 4 combinations of targeted medications to finally be experiencing stable MRIs.
The type of tumor I have is extremely rare and new research is our best hope for a cure.
Over 80,000 more people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year. There are only 5 FDA approved drugs to treat some of these brain tumors. That is not enough.
This 5k will raise awareness for the need for brain cancer research and directly benefits the Alvord Brain Tumor Center at UW which is where one of my teams of doctors is.
You can always just run with us in spirit from the comfort of your couch if that’s more your style. Regardless, WE would LOVE your support by joining our team so we can raise awareness for the need for increased brain cancer research.
Please consider making a donation today to help us reach our goal and to help
Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!