On September 23rd, Team Sharing Hope will participate for the 17th time in a brain tumor walk. This year team Sharing Hope is once again walking in the Colorado Brain Tumor Walk & Race.
We walk in memory of Shannon Kay Bruce. Shannon played many roles in life: daughter, sister, wife, mother, cousin, teacher, counselor, and FRIEND to all who met her. Shannon would have become a grandmother this year. Sadly she never met her grandson Aiden. She is the spirit of and inspiration for our team. Shannon is deeply missed and will remain in our hearts forever. Her tumor returned in March 2017, and she fought bravely with faith, hope, and courage until her passing on February 25, 2022.
Team Sharing Hope raised funds and participated in the Second Annual Dallas/Fort Worth Angel Adventure Walk in November 2007. That was just 5 months after Shannon’s awake brain surgery. She began her legacy of fundraising while she was still receiving treatment. Sharing Hope has participated in every brain tumor walk held in Fort Worth since then. Even when COVID stopped in-person walks, Sharing Hope participated virtually. Our wish is to continue to spread HOPE the way Shannon did. To encourage others to participate in this event and to raise funds to fight the fight and ultimately find a cure.
Sadly an event is not being held in Fort Worth this year.
The following are Shannon’s words from the creation of Team Sharing Hope on October 3, 2007.
“The proceeds from the walk support brain tumor research and patient services at the National Brain Tumor Foundation*. I have started a team named, “Sharing Hope.” If you are interested in walking with us, please go to the website and sign up to be on our team. If you are unable to walk with us, I would be thrilled for you to sponsor me or someone on my team.”
Her words still hold true today. We would love to have you join Team Sharing Hope and walk with us. However, if you are unable to do so, please sponsor someone on our team and donate to the National Brain Tumor Society. I will close as Shannon always did,
“With a Grateful Heart,”
Kimberly Albro - Team Sharing Hope
*now the National Brain Tumor Society
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community. Your support ensures this important work will continue.