“We’ve found a mass on your brain…” I will never forget hearing those words in the emergency room with my husband. From that moment our lives changed. Forever.
As you may know, Phil died of a GBM brain tumor in June of 2009 at the young age of 51. Can you believe that’s been five years now?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if no one ever had to hear those words again? If no one had to face that diagnosis? What if there was a cure? Or at least treatment that would give patients a long quality life and time with those they love? The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation believes there is hope.
This year The McElhaney Pub Team is again walking and running for SBTF’s Race for Research in Phil’s memory.
What can you do to help? Here are four options:
- Join our team and run or walk with us (Oh come on! It’s only 5 or 2 miles and you can walk it! We always go to breakfast afterward!) Plus you get a McElhaney’s Pub T-shirt! CLICK HERE to join our team!
- Join our team and stay home! To join as a virtual team member and fundraiser CLICK HERE.
- Make a donation. CLICK HERE to donate now.
- Help spread the word! Pass along this email to others you think would be interested. Just forward this email or link!
Your donation is tax-deductible. SBTF is a 501(c)3 that has raised over $1.5 million to support critical, cutting edge brain tumor research at major medical centers in the Southeast, including Emory here in Atlanta and the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University where Phil received treatment.
(The McElhaney Pub Team is named for the in-home pub Phil had completed in our basement just prior to being diagnosed with brain cancer.)
Thank you for your participation and support!
Enjoy life and do good!
Please excuse typos. I may not be wearing my reading glasses😎
By the way, for those who have asked, here’s race info.
SBTF 2014 Race for Research
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 (Rain or shine)
Time: 6:30am Check-In and Registration opens
7:15am Check-In and Registration closes
7:30am The 5k Run/2k Walk Race begins
8:30am Tot Trot begins (Untimed event)
8:45am Awards Ceremony will begin
Place: Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA