Race recap and final thoughts.
February 06, 2017
BENEFITING: National Brain Tumor Society, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Feb 05, 2017
Erin and I are running a half marathon in Florida on February 5, 2017. We hope to raise some funds and awareness for the National Brain Tumor Society in honor of our friend Megan.
I (Allison) am not a fundraiser. In fact, I joked with Erin that I was not even good at selling Girl Scout cookies when I was younger, and people love cookies. However, 2016 kind of shook me up in all sorts of ways and it made me really grateful for people who have gone out of their comfort zone in the past to raise money for organizations like the National Brain Tumor Society. It is likely because of funding from people like you and I that cancer treatment is where it is today.
If 5 years studying cancer biology taught me anything it taught me that cancer research is hard, it takes time, and it takes money. Lots of money. I wish those were not the realities, but they are. Therefore, Erin and I are trying to raise a small amount of money to donate to an organization that we think does a lot of good. Please check out their website (http://braintumor.org). You can look at all of the current research projects they are funding and policies they are fighting for to help those affected by brain cancer.
Thank you for supporting Erin and I, and thank you even more for honoring Megan. A woman who walked 1 mile with her husband and I DAYS after having an insane surgery. She was also RUNNING during chemo and radiation. Part of her will to get out there and be active is just a testament to the type of person she is, and part of it is due to the fact that her current treatment plan is not preventing her from some of her passions. (Yay research, right?!?!)