Team Dee--In It To Win It
Thank you for visiting our team page and helping us to reach our fundraising goal!
Our team is joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure Omaha on August 1, 2020. Due to the coronavirus (COVID19), this year's event will be a virtual 5K) but we are still fundraising! Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.
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.
Each year, over 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. In March 2011, I was one of those people. 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.
My normal follow-up appointment would have been in April but due to the lockdown, I did not have an MRI or doctor appointment. I am having issues with my left eye which is how we found the tumor the last time (but this time I am not having the headaches so hopefully it is just allergies!).
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!