I'm a person who loves to take on new challenges. After running the NYC Marathon last November, I wondered "What more of a challenge could there be?"
Enter CBTF, giving me the opportunity to travel across the country to San Francisco to run a half-marathon as part of the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon on their behalf.
As a matter of fact, CBTF has given me a wealth of opportunties in the almost 8 years I've been a part of their programs. They have helped me to become the best version of myself that I can be.
After I attended their Heads Up Conference as a pediatric brain tumor survivor in 2011, my world opened up. I developed beautiful friendships and relationships. I began working at a job I love and moved to New York City, one of the most amazing cities in the world. Overall, I'm living a life full of new opportunities every day.
I encourage everyone to support my efforts in fundraising for the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation as I take running to the west coast.
The mission of CBTF is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors. CBTF is the national leader in Quality of Life services to children, families, and survivors of pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors. They work across the country to help families who are facing brain or spinal cord tumor diagnosis and work closely with survivors through young adulthood – because everyone deserves a meaningful and productive life. They host summer camps, weekend gatherings, and online chats and meetings, among many other efforts. They also support research into the causes and treatments of brain tumors – all with a goal of providing real answers and genuine hope.