Jimmy Alverson is an 8th grader who enjoys playing baseball and basketball, and hanging out with his friends. In April 2015, Jimmy was diagnosed with a cancerous medulloblastoma brain tumor the size of a ping-pong ball. After a 7-hour surgery, 7 weeks of radiation treatment, and 7 months of chemotherapy, Jimmy has been in remission for more than a year. Today Jimmy continues his long-term recovery, including physical therapy to overcome the effects of some bleeding in his brain that he experienced in December 2016 as a side effect of the radiation treatment. Jimmy and his "Team Jimmy" supporters have participated in the Race for Hope the past two years and have raised $20,801 for research to cure brain tumors. Jimmy and his family are grateful for your support, regardless of whether it is in the form of a monetary pledge to Race for Hope to support brain tumor research, running or walking with us on race day, or simply moral support for Jimmy and Team Jimmy.
Jimmy Alverson, and Jim and Susan Alverson