Race for Research- 5K
On September 22, I'm going to be supporting some friends by participating in the 19th annual Race for Research. It is a 5K run, 1K fun-run/walk and a fundraising event which raises money to support brain tumor research.
The cause is a personal one.
Last October, a friend texted to tell me that they had been at the children's hospital all weekend, and that her son had been diagnosed with a brain tumor - Diffuse Intrinsic Potine Glioma (DIPG).
I had never heard of DIPG, but I learned about it along with many others whose lives are touched by this little guy. If you aren't familiar with it yourself, DIPG is a tumor that is almost always inoperable, at this point, incurable, and mostly impacts kids.
About 11 months after his diagnosis, after lots of treatments, steroids, and love, my young friend has celebrated his 10th birthday, started 4th grade, and is still fighting every day.
I'm joining the 5k to show support to him and his family, to raise awareness about DIPG, and to raise funds to contribute to research.
You can participate by donating toward my fundraising efforts, by helping me spread the word about this fundraising event and even by running the race along with us.
**The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation is recognized as 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and as a public charity. Donations to the SBTF in support of my fundraising efforts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. **
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