Raising money in memory of George for the American Brain Tumor Association

Join Us in April!

Join us Saturday, April 26 in Chicago for the American Brain Tumor Association's Path to Progress, a 5K run supporting brain tumor research.

According to emedicine.com, "No significant advancements in the treatment of glioblastoma have occurred in the past 25 years." Gliblastoma is the most malignant primary brain tumor, and survival rates for those suffering are low. "Improving the outlook for adults and children with brain tumors requires research into the causes of and better treatments for brain tumors" (Duke Brain Tumor Center).

Our goal is to raise $500.00 in memory of pop. We're hoping to get a big team of walkers and runners together to help us reach this amount. You can donate and/or join our team here Geo-Blastomas ABTA fundraising page.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone for their support with our effort in raising money for the ABTA event! We passed our goal and donated over $1000 in memory of pop for brain tumor research.

The event day was really cold and windy--with temperature in the 30s when we arrived at Montrose beach. Thankfully, the sun came out and temperatures climbed just before the start. A few of us opted to run--Cate, Scott, Richard, Claire and Bethany--I think as a way to warm up quicker. There were so many people, 5,500 I think was the registered number, 900 of which ran.

When the joggers were done, they went back and found the rest of the team, and all walked together. Was a very good day, and we all had fun!

Can't wait to see more people out next year!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Training Update

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to let you know training for me is going well, and surprisingly, is much easier than I thought it would be. I am so relieved it doesn't interfere with my nap schedule. Can you tell my mommy to watch the bumps?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

two new team members

welcome to the team, lindsay and scott!

we've raised our goal!

we've managed to raise $500 so far for the event! thanks to everyone who has given support! because we're doing so well, we've decided to double our goal, to $1000. daunting, but definitely do-able.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

thank you!

thank you everyone for your support! we're already at $420 in funds raised! we're overwhelmed by the generosity and support! many, many thanks!

Monday, January 21, 2008

need help getting in shape?

richard and i are trying to convince ourselves we'll be in shape in time for the 5K. we're self-confessed couch potatoes. we're following the couch to 5K running guide, in hopes that we'll be able to at least jog the whole way! check it out!