I do not know how he did it, but my brother, Dwayne, convinced me on October 25, 2020, to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon for the second time. Dwayne will also be running as he has completed the MCM five times and has entry for life!
My brother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive type of brain cancer. He had brain surgery in March of 2019 and has refused to allow cancer to stop him. In fact he has become stronger, more determined, more driven, more compassionate, and a proven leader. He has inspired so many people through his journey to be stronger, be better, and do better. He has always been a driving force in my life, and now is a driving force in the lives of countless others.
Last year he started "Team Invictius" with his lacrosse family and friends, to run the marathon, so I find it only fitting that we continue this year as "Team Invictus II" to run in honor of Dwayne and his continued fight.
We will be running to raise money for the Play4TheCure Team at the National Foundation for Cancer Research to support world-renowned scientists who lead the fight to prevent, treat, and cure all cancer. Help me reach my ambitious goal. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of donations go directly to cancer research. Any and all support is greatly appreciated!
Play4TheCure is the sport fundraising program for the National Foundation for Cancer Research which provides funding worldwide to the best scientists to enable cutting edge research that other large cancer organizations can’t and won’t fund. Play4TheCure inspires athletes and their teams to leverage their passion for sports to “Play4” loved ones affected by cancer and encourages them to actively participate in working to fund cancer research to make a difference.
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides scientists in the lab the funding they need to make game-changing discoveries in cancer treatments, detection, prevention and ultimately, a cure. NFCR has distinguished itself in the cancer research sector by emphasizing long-term, transformative research often overlooked by other major funding sources. With the help of more than 5.2 million individual donors over the last 45 years, NFCR has delivered more than $360 million in funding to public education and cancer research leading to several important, life-saving discoveries.