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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!
I'm participating in the 18th annual Race Ror Research which occurs on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Central Park in Atlantic Station; located near downtown Atlanta. GA. It is a 5K run, 1K fun-run/walk and a fundraising event which raises money to support brain tumor research. If you've not participated before, there's no time like the present.
You can participate by running (or walking) the course route along with me, by helping me spread the word about this fundraising event, or by making a donation toward my fundraising effort. If you're not a runner, don't worry, many of the registrants are not runners. Instead many of the registrants are brain tumor patients who are just happy to be alive and happy to be able to participate in this event.
Just so you know, the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation is recognized as as a 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. Your support will have a positive impact on the life of a brain tumor patient because it generate awareness about this disease and will help to fund much needed brain tumor research.
Sadly, many of us don't realize how scary a brain tumor diagnosis is until someone we know is told "you have a brain tumor" or "you have brain cancer".
Oh, and one more thing, did you know you can double your donation through employer matching programs? Be sure to check with your Human Resources Department to determine if your company will match your donation. If they say yes, you can double your donation with just a few clicks of your mouse.