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Carolina Brain Tumor Walk & Race

Gainsy's Glio Blasters

Dear Family and Friends,

It is an honor to be co-chairing the 2020 Carolinas Brain Tumor Race. This year brings more meaning as I turned 60 years old on October 17th -- a new decade for which I am truly grateful & blessed, and an age that Steven didn't live to experience. As most of you know, Steven Gainsboro 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 on March 21st, 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. Please join our team. If you are not able to join us, please consider making a donation to our team (no amount is too small or too large ;) ). Do this not only for 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 our hearts,

Holly, Derek, Liana, Joe, Austin, and Foster 


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