Smiles for Life: Remembering Mike
Welcome! We created this team as a small way to honor our beloved Mike, whose enduring spirit, zest for life, and bright smile inspired every person he met.
Mike never lost his battle with brain cancer. He fought valiantly for four years since age 22 and never let cancer disrupt his plans. He worked hard, played hard, and loved hard. Since his diagnosis, he earned a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences. He entered medical school, beginning his lifelong dream of being a physician. He got engaged. He climbed mountains - literally - and surfed the ocean's waves. He was content with his ukelele in one hand and an Oreo in the other.
He always had a smile on his face.
Mike used to lead our team each year in this 5k, but now, for the second year, we walk in his name with him watching over us. We never want another person and family to have to experience brain cancer, which is why are raising money for the Florida Brain Cancer 5k and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. All proceeds go to research to work on more innovative medications and diagnostics to stop brain cancer in its tracks.
So join us in our fight against brain cancer at the 5k walk/run on February 26, 2017 at John Prince Park! Just click "Join" on the right. And if you'd like to donate to the team, we would greatly appreciate your support and generosity. Simply click "Donate" on the right!
Thanks in advance for your support! Together, we are walking for Mike and to cure brain cancer!