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Ms. Terry Lamb

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Goal: $200.00
Achieved: $110.00

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I am raising money to help find a cure for brain cancer because my son, Mitch, is a brain cancer survivor.  He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009. Thank goodness he is living an active life now:  married, working full time at Sheehy Volkswagon, and enjoying his devoted Australian Shephard name Roxie.  But what a frightening time for us during the 4 surgeries between September 2009 and June 2010.

I also support the tremendous efforts of Beth Ann Telford whom I have the priviledge of knowing through Pacers B&RB running group.  Beth Ann's story is beyond incredible.  She has not only overcome profound challenges since her diagnosis, she has become a national spokesman and dedicated advocate for brain cancer patients and research for a cure. She has beome my dear friend and great supporter for Mitch.  We decided to join her fund raising team for the Race for Hope in Washiington D.C.

The Race for Hope - DC presented by Cassidy Turley raises funds to support innovative research initiatives and provide information for brain tumor patients and their families. This amazing event relies on the dedication and enthusiasm of individuals, families, teams, volunteers, sponsors and donors. Thank you for your support in helping us find a cure for brain tumors! 

I plan to run the 5 K race on Sunday May 4th.  Before the race is started, there is a walk of survivors down the street, like a parade of soldiers who have survived a horrible war.  What an incredible thing to witness, so many men, women and children who have survived brain cancer.  Brain cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death among boys and girls younger than 20 years.  It is also the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among young men age 20-39.  Mitch was in his early 20s when he was diagnosed.  I cannot describe the depth of emotion I felt when Mitch walked into view, holding his wife's  hand, smiling  and waving to us on the sidelines.

I and my family appreciate any contribution you can make to this worthy cause.

Sincerely,
Terry Lamb

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