1/4 Marathon for Brain Tumor ResearchLaura Schmitt
( Member of team: Brain Tumor Survival Marathon )
My first ever race to support the Brain Tumor Survival Team
- Brain tumors are incurable.
- The survival rate is around 1%.
- 75% of people who are diagnosed with a brain tumor die in less than 5 years.
- And for children, it's the deadliest type of cancer.
- There are 120 types of brain tumors and their causes are still unknown.
Strong facts, right? Did you know that besides being one of the deadliest types of cancer, brain tumors still receive a very limited amount of funds when it comes to research?
Because of all of this, we have partnered with the Erasmus Foundation to raise awareness and funds for Brain Tumors, so every euro from your donations will reach them directly. Erasmus MC is the largest hospital and one of the most authoritative scientific University Medical Centers in Europe. The aim of their foundation is to search for the cure of one of the deadliest diseases and find its causes as well, preventive measures could be tasks in the future to avoid them.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a team of family, friends, colleagues and more, running the full Marathon, half Marathon or 10k, depending on our physical conditions. Our aim is to raise 10,000 euros for Brain Tumors before April 5th, the day when the 2020 NN Marathon Rotterdam will run.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can help us by sharing this innovation with your family and friends to raise awareness and money, you can join the runners team and / or donate funds to the cause! Every little help counts, and we are very grateful for anything you can support us with whether that's time, awareness, funding or anything else you can come up with!
Thanks a lot,
The Brain Tumor Survival Marathon team
You can create your own personalized poster to draw attention to this fundraising page. After printing the poster you can hang it in a shop, a café window or a community bulletin board. Ask your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to help and also put up a poster in their home, school or work place. Most people are willing to help but be sure to ask permission first.