Help Me Cure Brain Cancer - In Honor of Elise Strickland
Thank you for visiting my personal page and helping me to reach my fundraising goal! I will be running in honor of Elise Strickland. Elise was very close friend of mine that I first met when I started at Dell in 2006 and I eventually convinced her to come join me at Spiceworks, where we had so much fun every day, I couldn't believe we were getting paid to hang out and create together all day!
Elise became a courageous fighter after she was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma In October of 2015. Her desire to participate in a new medical trial at the Duke University Cancer Center was valiant—not only to try and beat the disease herself, but also to do whatever she could to further research and help medical professionals find a cure. Elise lost her battle with cancer in January of this year, but being a part of that program at Duke gave Elise more than twice the type of a typcial patient receiving treatment for glioblastoma. Elise's hope was that everyone would have availablity to experimental treatments like these and that is why I am help raise money through Head for the Cure!
I am joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure Central Texas on March 25, 2018. Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research.
Each year, over 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. More than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. Cutting edge research is needed as we continue to make strides in this fight.
Head for the Cure works to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. Every Head for the Cure event marks a day of celebration where those diagnosed with brain cancer are honored and celebrated by their friends and families, those who have lost their battles are remembered, and we are all inspired to carry on the fight.
Funds raised by Head for the Cure support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, a network of medical centers with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors.
Please consider making a donation today to help me reach my goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!
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