Michelle's 20th Anniversary (of surviving a brain tumor!)
Dear Friends and Family -
This year marks my 20th anniversary of suriving a brain tumor. Some of you I have known since before the diagnosis and surgery and who helped me through the dark time. Others are more recent friends with whom I have shared my story. I have thought of my diagnosis every day for the last 7,300 days, and as many of you know, I dedicate my free time to efforts to eradicate the disease.
I have been volunteering with the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, since 2006. The SBTF raises money for brain tumor research, and provides resources for the local brain tumor community here in Atlanta. I have been a board member since 2010, and am now serving as its president. Since 1995, the SBTF has raised over $2.3 million for brain tumor research!
Each year the SBTF hosts its annual fundraiser-the Race for Research, and this year the event is on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Central Park in Atlantic Station in midtown Atlanta. It is a 5K run, 1K fun-run/walk.
While Greg and I have participated in the race for more than ten years, these past few years Beckett and Talia have joined us as participants as well. This year the Kraynium Krusaders have a team and are raising money for the SBTF.
My first request is that you join Kraynium Krusaders and participate on September 16th by running the race along with me, Greg, Beckett, and Talia. If you are unable to run with us, please consider donating to the SBTF through our team, the Kraynium Krusaders. My second request is that you help spread the word about the Race for Research-more participants means more money for brain tumor research!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read my request for support, and I hope to see you at the Race for Research!
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