In 2015, Riley Callen, 18 year old Burr and Burton Academy 12th grader, started Be Brave for Life after her third brain surgery to remove a tumor in her brainstem. Be Brave for Life’s mission is to inform, support, and improve the lives of individuals affected by brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease. Be Brave for Life believes that the only way to find better treatment options, and ultimately a cure, is by supporting innovative research, improving collaboration, and creating a community around bravery and hope. In 5 years, the foundation has raised three quarters of a million dollars and supported innovative research initiatives at top hospitals and universities around the world. To learn more, visit their website at BeBrave.Life.
Rather than running or walking, I will be completing my 2020 Rise to the Challenge by cardio boxing for at least 5 hours a week. In terms of distance covered for the challenge, I will equate one hour of boxing to 3 miles of running.