Thursday, September 10, 2015

September Charity of the Month: National Brain Tumor Society and #GailStrong

Charity of the Month is the way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money

August: In August we sponsored Children in the Wilderness to support environmental and career development opportunities in Africa. Our donation of $125 will help children attend educational camps. To donate, please click this link.

September's Charity:

National Brain Tumor Society - Orange County Brain Walk

National Brain Tumor Society is our first repeat Charity of the Month. Last year we told you about a young friend of ours undergoing treatment for her tumors. Throughout the year she had been making some positives strides, but they have found a new tumor and the chemo treatments will begin again soon.

Earlier this year our friend Gail developed a large brain tumor that was impacting her ability to walk. This coincided with a period of time when she was preparing to go for back surgery, so the tumor's impact was masked by those symptoms. After an operation, chemo, and radiation we are happy to report that Gail is doing well on road to recovery. She created a goal for herself during recovery:

"When I was recovering at St. Jude Rehab Hospital, I saw a link to a site about the Orange County Brain Tumor 5K Walk at Angel Stadium on September 12, 2015. I gave it some thought and wondered, could I do it? One of our business associates came up with the team name "GailStrong" and had some hats made for us. That gave me some encouragement, so on Saturday morning, we'll be heading for the "Big A" to join with other survivors, families and friends to walk on a very warm day to help raise funds for brain tumor research."

Holly and Dave will do the Fox Lake 5K on Saturday to virtually support her.

Here’s a link to the GAILSTRONG team

No comments:

Post a Comment