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Margit Paulding

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My late husband, Bud Paulding, was a loving, strong, healthy, active, athletic man, devoted father of eight wonderful children, and was beloved by all who knew him.  Among numerous athletic accomplishments, Bud won a Gold Medal in ski racing in the 2000 Senior Olympics and finished 3rd in the NASTAR National Ski Racing Championships in his age group several years later.  


Six weeks after winning the bronze medal and three weeks after becoming an ordained minister, Bud was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforma brain tumor - considered by most doctors to be a death sentence. Very few with a GBM diagnosis live more than a year.  Bud's prognosis was 3 to 9 months. 


In addition to radiation, Bud utilized a wide range of natural, complementaryand "alternative" treatments and survived two years and three months.  But for his eight children, many friends and me, that wasn't nearly enough. 


Tragically, medical science still has not come up with any treatments for aggressive brain tumors that have a high rate of cure.  In fact, brain tumor research reportedly gets less than 4% of funds allocated for research for diseases and cancer treatment and cure.  One recent report concluded that at the current levels of national support, it could take another 100 years to find a cure!

That's why I'm proud and happy to be joining other members of my Alexandria Singers family and hundreds of others in the Race for the Cure on May 4th in Washington, DC to raise awareness and much-needed funds for brain tumor research and treatment.  


Together we can make a difference..  I invite you to join The Alexandria Singers team on May 4th to walk or run 5K through beautiful Washington, DC, or make a donation to help us in our efforts for this important cause.  


I appreciate you and thank you for visiting my page and for being a friend or one of the members of my amazing family.

"God bless us everyone."








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