Raising Funds - Going Over the Edge for Brain Cancer Research for Cousin Larry Barber
Welcome to my fundraising page! In honor of my cousin, Larry Barber, his son, Marc Barber, and I are committed to raising funds to benefit cutting-edge brain cancer research through ABC2 by rappelling down the side of a building! On December 3, 2017, we 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. We are 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.
ABOUT LARRY BARBER: Laurence (Larry) Barber was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend. He loved his family with every fiber of his being. He had a burning fire in his soul with a great intensity to match. Born in South Africa 1952, you immediately noticed his striking red hair and piercing blue eyes. Larry was involved in the diamond and mining businesses, taking him throughout the globe. He spent over 35 years living in Los Angeles but also lived on four continents, Africa, Europe, South and North America. In his small adopted town in Brazil, he was instrumental in building a university for the young people to attend. In Argentina, he discovered a small village forgotten high up in the mountains and helped repair the school roof that had caved in 10 years previously. When three teenagers and their car got caught up in a flooding river, he led a human chain to rescue them. There are many other similar stories of unheralded heroism but he was never interested in the adoration, he did it because he was compelled to act. Suddenly out of nowhere in July 2015 Larry was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma. He had to face his greatest challenge ever. He stood straight and unflinching, like David meeting Goliath. He was so determined to beat this demon at any cost. Without complaint he endured the harshest of medical treatments, convinced that he would eventually prevail. He fought bravely till his final breath in June 2017, still the eternal optimist, and the bravest of warriors.
Please click on the link to make a donation. http://events.abc2.org/site/TR/Events/General?px=1219785&pg=personal&fr_id=1421
Thanks in advance for your support!
Best wishes, Julia Fagin and Marc Barber
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