Run for Gus 2018

Beckett's Battle

I have just compelted my third regimine of chemo, a 2.5 year protocol, on May 15th.  I have been given six different chemo drugs and none have killed my tumor or even come close.  Each time there was slight shrinkage, only to have the tumor create cysts in the year I was off chemo that led docs to believe it still hasn't died and I end up back on chemo.  

This cycle could go on until I reach 20 years old.  I've been fighting this astrocytoma since I was 13 months.  So I not only fight so I don't have to go back on chemo, but I fight to bring awareness in the hopes that other children also do not have to go through the hell of fighting cancer that I've had to endure and continue to endure...

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On July 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., we will participate in the Young Associates Board’s (YAB) 16th annual Run for Gus 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, which raises funds to advance research and support services at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for patients with brain tumors.

Pediatric brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children and are fatal for almost half of those diagnosed. Yet, only $1 million is given annually for pediatric brain tumor research by government agencies. YAB has raised more than $1.5 million to date to further this lifesaving cause.

Please support our efforts by making a gift today! Any amount will make a difference, and all donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by Lurie Children’s Foundation.

With your help, more children battling brain tumors can receive the best healthcare possible and the opportunity to reach their greatest potential. Thank you!

Beckett's Battle Raised
$400 Milestone Beckett Ryba $480.00
Personal Gift Aunty J $40.00
Personal Gift Grammy Cyndy $35.00
Anita Irwin $40.00
Personal Gift Brian Irwin $40.00
Finnley Ryba $0.00
Harrison Ryba $0.00
Personal Gift Matthew Ryba $40.00
Personal Gift Mildred Ryba $40.00
Emma Shriberg $35.00
Nathan Shriberg $5.00
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Phil Spanninger $155.00
$100 Milestone Tyler Spanninger $120.00
Naomi Tuhrim $10.00
Noah Tuhrim $10.00
Team Gifts $130.00
Denotes a Team Captain