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I lost my wife Karen to brain cancer in 2007. From diagnosis to death only six months elapsed. Just three weeks prior to Karen’s passing, my daughter, Jessica, found SBTF and their Race For Research. She formed team Karen’s Legacy and the team has remained in the top 3 fundraising positions ever since. Before Karen’s passing, she told our family “no other families should ever have to go through what we went through” and she asked us to continue to work with SBTF and to help bring an end to brain tumors and brain cancer. We have honored her legacy and wish and this year will mark the 12th consecutive year we have run the Race for Research. Over that time, we have raised $157,862.00.
This year I need your help. My goal this year for Karen's Legacy is to break the $175,000 mark. That means we need to raise $17,138.00. I want you on my team - please join me at the race on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA. It's a 5K run and a 1K fun-run/walk. This family friendly event is a short three hours out of your day, and is an incredibly inspirational event. Registration fee is only $30, a portion of which is tax deductible.
Once you have signed up for the team, I need you to contact friends, family, co-workers and encourage them to join us or make a donation. This is for a great cause...over 90,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor every year. Since 2005, SBTF has awarded more than $2.3 million to fund 43 research projects. The Race for Research is their primary fundraising activity.
If you can't join me at the race, perhaps you can make a small donation, or even let others know about my efforts to raise funds for brain tumor research. Please consider any level of participation - every ounce of help is appreciated.
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Thank you so very much for taking the time to read my request for support. As an FYI, the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and a public charity.
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