For the last six years, Team DC has honored two brain tumor fighters, Drew Yanishak and Colin Messerle. This is how we decided on the clever name: Team DC.
Drew was diagnosed when he was 32 years old and lost his battle on February 21 of this year. Drew leaves behind his wife and two daughters ages 5 and 8. Drew and I started at PwC on the same day - August 3rd, 1999, and since then, he has been an integral part of my life. I miss him dearly.
Colin was 3.5 years old when he was diagnosed with a Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma. He had a successful craniotomy to remove the tumor and has had clear MRI's since the surgery.
Drew fought bravely and we hope you will help us honor him by continuing the fight. He will be looking down on us from heaven proud to see that Team DC is still going strong!
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!