Race Towards A Cure Marine Corps Marathon & 10K October 27, 2013 Washington, DC
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Racing for a Cure for Brain Cancer


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My Generous Supporters!

 Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page! I have committed to running the Marine Corps Marathon on October 27 as a part of Race Towards A Cure.  The money I raise will benefit cutting-edge brain cancer research through Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and get us one step closer to a cure!  

As you may know, this cause is very personal to me.  I am running in honor of my Dad, who has been bravely fighting brain cancer since January 2011.  I am so proud of his positive attitude and determination to do and to be the very best that he can, even in the face of such a challenging disease.  He never complains, and he does everything in his power to get stronger and healthier.  He is my personal hero.

 

I have another hero, too, and her name is Julie.  She is a 10-year-old girl who lives very close to me and is fighting brain cancer with everything she has, without compliant and with a beautiful smile that lights up a room.  She and her family are in my daily prayers. Julie is an absolute angel, and she will be the wind beneath my wings on October 27th! 

I think of my Dad and the many others fighting brain cancer every time I run, because I know no matter how much it hurts or how hard the training gets, it's nothing compared to the battle they are fighting every single day.

I am also running in memory of Emmy Mott, the daughter of Denny and Tammy Mott, who are friends of mine from high school.  Emmy inspired people around the world with her joy of life and living in the moment, an attitude that she maintained even as her health went downward.  She passed away earlier this year from brain cancer at the tender age of four.

I run for Colleen, the cousin of my dear friend, Melissa.  And I run for Alan, the husband of my friend Angie, who has had two surgeries to remove a brain tumor, which thankfully has not returned for the past 8 years.  

I run in memory of Andrew Lee Hamilton, who passed 9/5/11 at age 53. Andrew was the cousin of my friend Tamara.  His struggle with brain cancer began in 2000. After surgery and chemo, 'Lee' was in remission for several years. But sadly, from about ‘08 to ’11,he slowly deteriorated upon the return of the cancer. 

Families shoudn't be dealing with such devastation. Lives shouldn't be so torn apart and, sadly, often lost way too quickly and way too young.  It just shouldn't be this way.  Better treatments are desperately needed -- and, a CURE.  The treatments of today are very much the same as they were using to fight brain cancer 20 years ago.  The time for a breakthrough is NOW, and the funds we raise will help to accelerate the search for a cure.

I can't do this without your help! Please consider supporting my efforts with a donation, and join in the fight against brain cancer.  To make a donation, click on the "Donate" button to the right.

Thanks in advance for your support!  

 Jen

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