Earlier this year I talked about a couple of people who I know impacted by brain tumors, and the work of the National Brain Tumor Foundation. While I talked about Venu and Christina in that post, I also keep hearing of more people being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Just a couple of weeks ago, my parents mentioned to me someone down the block from where they live was just found to have a brain tumor. This follows another neighbor in the cul-de-sac where my parents live passing from a tumor not that many years ago. I am sure as you are reading this you can think of someone you know who has been impacted as well.
The brain is a delicate organ in our body and research becomes expensive in order to prevent these tumors from happening and also to learn more about how to treat them. In an effort to help with this effort the National Brain Tumor Foundation and Brain Tumor Society have merged to becoming more effective in helping patients and providing money for research.
One of the events which takes place each year is the Brain Tumor Walk and Angel Adventure in various cities. In a couple of weeks it will be taking place in Phoenix where my friend Jason will be walking not only in memory of his wife Christina this year, but also Christina’s father who passed from a tumor just a few months ago. If you wish to sponsor his walk you may do so on his walk page, or you may support NBTF directly from their website as well.
Learn more about Venu and Christina in my prior NBTF post.