Run for Gus 2020
To optimize safety, event attendees should ensure they do not have any respiratory symptoms and have not travelled to high risk areas in the last 14 days. If you anticipate any future travel in advance of the event, please stay abreast on travel advisories here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices. Lurie Children’s is continuing to work closely with the Illinois and Chicago Departments of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and follow their guidance on infection control measures as they evolve. We will continue to update our guidelines as more information becomes available.
Due to COVID-19, Run for Gus is virtual this year. All activities are taking place on September 17 - 20.
Run for Gus
The race to beat pediatric brain tumors.
When you join Run for Gus, presented by Deloitte, you decide the start time and the route. Run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, or on the treadmill. Just like our traditional race, we will bring you inspiring stories, friendly competition and fun incentives. However you race, every step gets us closer to finding new treatments, improving care and discovering breakthroughs that lead to cures.Read More
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Sharing their story and kicking off the event, the patient champion is our inspiration to continue to race to beat brain tumors.
“Keep working hard every day and you can overcome anything,” says 9-year-old Reese Siler, the 2020 Run for Gus patient champion. Reese knows a thing or two about hard work. Two years ago, he was diagnosed at Lurie Children’s with a malignant brain tumor. While the tumor was successfully removed, complications from the surgery resulting in him needing to relearn to move, swallow and talk. Reese underwent 30 sessions of radiotherapy and nine rounds of chemotherapy. While his regimen has been grueling, his most recent MRI scan showed no evidence of the tumor. He is able to take a few steps without using his wheelchair and has been able to swing on his swing set without assistance. “Reese has an unwavering positivity to keep working hard and moving forward,” says his dad, Anthony.
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