Remembering my son John
Welcome to my fundraising page! I’ve committed to raise funds to benefit cutting-edge brain cancer research through ABC2 by rappelling down the side of a building! On December 3, 2017 I will rappel down the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the largest building on the San Diego waterfront. The most exciting part is, all the money raised for this event will be channeled to San Diego-based research projects.
This OTE weekend would have been the occasion of my son John's 27th birthday. He fought GBM for 20 months before succumbing in August of 2014. I am dedicated to fight this deadly disease. There are almost 700,000 people living with brain tumors and about 80,000 more will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis this year. Despite the amount of brain tumors, and their devastating prognosis, there have only been four (4) FDA approved drugs to treat brain tumors in the past 30 years. More research is desperately needed.
This year the money raised will go to an innovative approach to monitor and detect recurrence of GBM following resection and initial therapy. GBM is a ghost, hiding in diffuse cells and adapting to whatever the current therapy is attacking. Early detection of its recurrence informs the patient and physician that treatment needs to adapt too. Read more about how your gracious support will help in this battle at http://abc2.org/research/projects/new-clinical-tests-monitoring-glioblastoma
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