Dear Family and Friends,
As some of you may know, our daughter Riley was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor on her pituitary gland in September of 2013. This tumor has caused Riley to grow at a much faster rate and the past few months have been filled with doctors appointments and endless research to help us understand how to treat it. Riley is otherwise in very good health, and we will continue to monitor the tumor and her health as she grows to help determine whether or not to attempt removing it. Throughout this process, Riley has demonstrated amazing strength and courage, enduring lots of blood work, intramuscular shots to help reduce her rate of growth, and MRI's to monitor the tumor. When we found out about this race, we thought it could be a wonderful way to support her in return and help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. Riley is excited to walk/run this race around DC and we want to invite all of you to join Team Riley and walk or run the Race for Hope with us!! If you are unable to come down to DC, please consider donating to Team Riley which will be raising money for The National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure! Thanks so much for your time and consideration!
The Picinich Family