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Race for Hope Philadelphia

Team Bald Bubby


Dear friends and family, 

In December 2017, my GBM was diagnosed and resected. In 2018 I learned about the NBTS Race for Hope Philly 5K. Can I do this? Not only did I walk the 5K but did it along with my team of over 50 friends and family. Together we raised over $20,000. In 2019, we walked again and raised over $30,000. The Race for Hope Philly had a banner year in 2019 raising over $1 million for the first time ever. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the city of Philadelphia would not grant us a permit to gather. We pivoted to a virtual platform. My amazing team raised over $20,000 that year. Even during the pandemic the Race for Hope Philly managed to raise over $600,000. 

These funds support brain tumor research for adults and children. Pediatric brain tumors are the greatest cause of death in children and there are still no successful treatments available for them today. For adults there are only 5 drugs and one device but still NO CURE! 

In 2021, the event will be virtual again. In spite of this, we are counting on all of your support. We will join the other Fall events all over the U.S. in October in a virtual national effort called Fall Challenge: Miles for Milestones (for 2021 only).

Please register to be a member of our team, Team Bald Bubby, by clicking Join Team! on the right hand side. 

There is NO cost to register this year. Please donate whatever you feel comfortable with. 

Our plan is for Team Bald Bubby to do our own walk around our neighborhood in a Covid safe way (date TBD) so we can be together and celebrate life!!

Why am I so adamant about raising brain tumor awareness and raising funds for research? 

To quote Rabbi Hillel, one of our great Jewish sages, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?" 

Thank you all in advance for all of you support! 

National Brain Tumor Society will not rest until a cure exist - but more needs to be done. Please join in my effort!

Thank you, 


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