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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 November 5, 2016 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.
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.
I am doing this to honor my brother-in-law Tom Horan, who lost his fight with brain cancer this summer, after a gallant battle. We had an amazing year with Tom after his diagnosis. Our hope is to find more treatment options for brain cancer patients. My sister has dared me to do this. I figured that the worst that will happen is wet pants ;-) . . . I am pretty sure they will not let anybody go splatt!
Tom was a multiple tout combat fighter pilot veteran, and senior pilot for Southwest Airlines. I am pretty sure he will be flying alongside my descent, maybe even teasing me that I can reward myself with a cold craft beer.
Any support you can give is much appreciated.
You are welcome to come down to the Hyatt on November 5, and see if I survive the descent with my dignity intact. Heck, i 'm thinking it will be a blast. Surely there will be a reward beer, or two, consumed afteward.
Sincerely, Brent, aka The Happy Wanderer
Thanks in advance for your support!
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