I am proud to be running my first marathon at the Boston Marathon in support of CRUS11TOUR through Golf Fights Cancer! After riding the PMC with the CRUS11TOUR team in 2018 I am excited to get back out there and train and raise money to help eradicate cancer. Knowing so many friends and family members who have received excellent treatment at Dana Farber over the years I can't think of a cause that is closer to my heart. And as somone who wouldn't run a 5k two years ago I've got a long winter ahead of me! Thank you so much for supporting my run!
Mission and Background:
Our mission is to raise critical funds to support brain cancer research with a specific focus on Glioblastoma. This is a niche brain cancer where research funding and pharmaceutical support is limited. 100% of the money raised through CRUS11TOUR goes to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for brain cancer research, specifically being conducted by Davey’s doctor, Dr. David Reardon. The two funds, Current Use and Endowed, have been established in Davey’s memory and are named the “David Hovey CRUS11TOUR Fund.”
CRUS11TOUR is the name that David (Davey) Hovey gave to his battle against Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer. CRUS11TOUR is derived from his determination to “crush” this horrible disease and incorporates his St. Lawrence lacrosse number, “11,” as well as his love of golf and the PGA Tour.
Davey was 25 years old when he was diagnosed in October 2015 and he fought bravely through 5 brain surgeries, over 20 seizures, and many rounds of treatments. Sadly, Davey passed away after a courageous 16-month battle. During this time, he partnered with Golf Fights Cancer, raising substantial funds through participation in their 100-hole Golf Marathon (June 2016) as well as initiating a 9 member Boston Marathon Team (April 2017). CRUS11TOUR never ends and has raised $2.2 million since June 2016!!