BENEFITING: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
In November, I will try to bring my body (not without difficulties.. :-) ) up to the finish line of the New York City marathon. As exciting as this challenge already is, i feel it much more galvanizing by taking this opportunity to support the charity “Brain Tumor Foundation”. It adds a huge quantity of motivation to the race as it becomes beyond personal challenges.
Indeed, “brain tumors are real and there’s a good chance it will happen to someone you know or someone you love in your lifetime” (Mark Ruffalo, Award Winning Actor). Moreover, recent events around me had sadly reminded me how true this principle is… As a result, if you are as sensitive as I am to this fantastic cause, and want to fight for your dearly loved and never to be forgotten family members and friends, I would highly appreciate your donations in support of “Brain Tumor Foundation”.
Of course, there are no small efforts… As Mahatma Gandhi was saying:
“Generosity consists not of the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed… “.
Many thanks for your generous support that will help patients and families and encourage me to get to the winning line as fast as possible.
Brain tumors are real and there’s a good chance it will happen to someone you know or someone you love in your lifetime.
-- Mark Ruffalo, Award Winning Actor
The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) guides and supports patients and families during the turbulent times when their lives are touched by a brain tumor by offering support groups, medical referrals and informational events.
BTF’s Road to Early Detection campaign was launched to increase public awareness about early detection of brain tumors and the urgent need for brain scan screenings.
With the expanded Sponsor-A-City Tour, BTF is providing free MRI brain scans nationally, in the hope of understanding the relationship between patient factors and brain tumors. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary research team at Columbia University in New York City, we are gathering key information from these scans that will hopefully help us to better understand the epidemiology of brain tumors – whether it be environmental, genetic or some other still unexamined source.
* This year, close to 700,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with a brain or central nervous system tumor.
* Close to 1 million people are living with brain tumors that have yet to be detected.
Please support our runners’ efforts to raise awareness of the need for early detection of brain tumors. DONATE TODAY!