Over the Edge for Brain Cancer - DC 2017

Team 2 Blessed

Welcome to TEAM 2 BLESSED! We have joined together this year to raise funds to benefit cutting-edge brain cancer research through Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. 

On behalf of my family, I’ve committed to raise funds to benefit cutting-edge brain cancer research through ABC2 by rappelling down the Hyatt Regency Crystal City! 

In 1989 our Mom, Dr. Johnella Banks, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer. She passed in 1990. Fourteen years later, our Father, Charles Banks, was diagnosed with same thing and passed in 2005. What are the odds?! The interesting thing is that although the diagnosis was 14 years a part, the treatment and prognosis was not very different. We can do better!

Our parents instilled in us a desire to learn, give, and inspire - today we have the opportunity to do all three.

 

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.

 

To join us in our efforts and become a member of the team, click the "Join" link below or the "Join" button on the right side of the page.

 

If you are not able to join us for the event, but would still like to support our team with a donation, simply click on the "Donate" button directly to the right.  

 

Thanks in advance for your support!

 

Pam & Family

 

 

 

 

 

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