In Memory of Anna
On October 2, 2016, we lost my sister Anna to an aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). She was only 36 years old. She was able to battle GBM for 21 months before ultimately succumbing to it. In September 2015, when she was in the midst of her fight against GBM, she and her husband, Josh, started Team DenFeyer and participated in the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation’s Race for Research.
The first year, Anna was healthy enough to be able to walk the race, and our team finished in second place for fundraising. By 2016, Anna was nearing the end of her cancer battle and was unable to participate in the race. We continue to raise money in Anna’s memory, and since the team’s inception in 2015, our team routinely finishes in the top three for fundraising. 2021 is the team’s seventh year, and to date, we have raised more than $120,000 for much needed research. Reaching the $100K milestone within 5 years was one of our goals, and the team received special recognition last year with a research grant named in Anna’s honor.
Let's keep it going and take the top spot this year. My personal fundraising goal is $1322.80 because Anna was born on 3/22/80.
The Race for Research is the main fundraising event for the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, which in addition to granting money to much needed research projects, also sponsors a valuable support group.
I would love to have you join our team and participate in any way you can (virtually or in-person). If you cannot participate by walking/running, you can always provide a donation. Either way, it would mean so much to have your support.
Your participation and donations enable support, hope and courage for members of the brain tumor community. The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation provides hope in many ways:
- providing acts of kindness to current patients undergoing treatment
- funding critical brain tumor research
- offering scholarships to those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis
- hosting support groups for patients and caregivers
Thank you for your support! Let’s raise some money in memory of Anna!
PLEASE KNOW that your participation and/or donation will have a positive impact on the life of a brain tumor patient.
The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation is recognized as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and as a public charity. Donations to the SBTF are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.