Race for Research 2019

Karen Herman - Mom, Nana, Wife and Cancer Warrior!
Karen Herman - Mom, Nana, Wife and Cancer Warrior!

Karen's Legacy

Welcome to Karen's Legacy!


13 Years and running strong.

In 2007 the Herman family lost their wife, mother and Nana, Karen to brain cancer.  From diagnosis to death only six months elapsed.  Just three weeks prior to Karen’s passing, Karen's 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 the family “no other families should ever have to go through what we went through” and she asked her family 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 13th consecutive year we have run the Race for Research.  Over that time, we have raised over $175,000.00.

This year we need your help. To recognize the 20th Annual Race for Research, our goal this year for Karen's Legacy is to raise $20,000.  $20K for 20 years is our theme this year. 

How can you help?  Please consider joining us at the race on Saturday, September 21, 2019 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. 

Once you have signed up for the team, we 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 us at the race, perhaps you can make a small donation of $20 (or more).  Another way you can help is to let others know about our efforts to raise funds for brain tumor research.  Please consider any level of participation - every ounce of help is appreciated.  

You also can double your support through employer matching programs?. Be sure to check with your Human Resources Department to determine if the company will match your donation.  If they say yes, you can double your donation with a few clicks of the mouse.  

Thank you so very much for taking the time to read our request for support.  As an FYI, the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and a public charity.

With Hope of funding a cure for brain cancer -

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