Race For Hope DC

TerMinate Neurological Tumors Once and For All!
TerMinate Neurological Tumors Once and For All!

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A few years ago my uncle was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. Then, in March 2020, my brother's friend, and longtime family friend, was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma at the age of 31. A former Marine and San Diego/Escondido Police Officer with three beautiful daughters, he spent the next 20 months teaching us all the true meaning of strength, faith, and love, until he lost his battle on November 14, 2021. This loss occurred only a few weeks after my grandmother again was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma at the age of 76. 
 
A GBM diagnosis brings near immediate feelings of hopelessness, not only for those diagnosed, but also for their friends and loved ones. A quick search online can reveal just how little we know about GBM detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Approximately 13,000 Americans annually will receive a GBM diagnosis, and another 10,000 likely will succumb to the disease. Unfortunately, the five-year survival rate for GBM patients is less than 10%, with the median length of survival a mere 8 months. Some odds.
 
So we are racing for them. We are racing to honor my uncle's endurance and love of physical activity. We are racing to honor and remember our friend's strength, determination, faith, and reverence for life. We are racing to honor my Grandma's stubbornness in the face of this disease. We are racing for all the other families who have been impacted by GBMs. But more than anything, we Race for Hope - hope that one day a GBM diagnoses will not mean the worst case scenario; hope that one day we can provide better preventative and diagnostic measures to ensure early and fast treatment; hope that one day we can TerMinate Neurological Tumors altogether. 
 
Our team is excited to join forces with the National Brain Tumor Society by participating in 2022 Race for Hope-DC on May 1, 2022. We hope to raise awareness about GBMs through our own story, and to raise funds to support GBM research and advocacy.
 
Please support our efforts by either registering to join our team (virtual participants welcome!) or consider making a donation to one of our team member's fundraising efforts. The National Brain Tumor Society is committed to conquering and curing brain tumors — once and for all
 
Thank you for your support of this critical mission!  For more information on the National Brain Tumor Society, visit www.braintumor.org.
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