Carolina Brain Tumor Walk & Race

Gainsy's Glio Blasters

Hi Family and Friends!

It is an honor to chair the 2024 Carolinas Brain Tumor Race & Walk being held on April 13, (this will be the 10th anniversary of the event and my 10th year being involved with NBTS)!

My why is like so many of the stories I hear on a regular basis. My late husband, Steven, was diagnosed with GBM - Glioblastoma Multiforme IV on February 12, 2009. Following an incredible journey, his battle ended on December 11, 2010 -- he was just 56 years old with two teenage children. He was a hero to many as he fought valiantly for 22 months to stay with his family. He never complained as he forged ahead with various treatments, and maintained an "Attitude of Gratitude" until his last breath -- Steven recognized each day as a blessing. He never worried about himself but was always saddened to learn of another person diagnosed with a brain tumor. As he watches over us all, I know he is happy to see me continue our fight for a cure, new treatment options, and brain tumor awareness. 

Please join me, as we not only raise money for research and the cure but honor survivors, family members, caregivers, and those who are no longer with us in the Carolinas brain tumor community. 

JOIN my team! If you are not able to participate in person, please make a donation to our team (no amount is too small or too large ;) ) or joun virtually. Do this not only for my Steven and our family, but for so many others who have been or will be diagnosed with this horrific disease! We must find a cure....we must eradicate this disease so that one day a husband and dad may hear "you have a brain tumor....but we got this! We have a cure!"

Thank you!

With love, hope and prayers in my heart,


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