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Donate! Support TEAM SMITH and the Fight Against Brain Tumors

Cal Laxers at Baltimore Running Festival, October 2013
Cal Laxers at Baltimore Running Festival, October 2013

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I am uniting with others to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. I am passionate about this cause after learning that my friend and former teammate, Steph Smith, had been diagnosed earlier this year.

Steph graduated from law school on May 18, 2013. The next day, she went for a run and had a seizure. She was diagnosed with a large brain tumor in her left temporal lobe. It is possible Steph has had this tumor for many years, but the symptoms had not yet impacted her day to day life. She flew back home to Maryland with her parents to be seen by the Neurosurgery Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

On June 17th, Steph underwent a craniotomy where a team of neurosurgeons removed most of the tumor and added gliadel wafers around the cancerous cells. Steph has since graduated from radiation treatment and is now receiving oral chemotherapy.

Please help support Steph's fight by walking/running/jogging with us in the Philly 5k or donating to our cause. We hope to see many of friends, teammates, family and loved ones at the race, and we appreciate your donations. Thank you in advance for your support! Please keep Steph in your thoughts as she continues to fight this disease.

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a putting the search for a cure into overdrive. Progress is being made, but there is so much more to be done. Please support our efforts!

Thank you and Go Bears!



NBTS is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. NBTS aggressively drives strategic research; advocates for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community; and provides comprehensive patient, family, and caregiver resources.

Your support ensures this important work will continue.

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