Run for Gus 2020
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Run for Gus
The race to beat pediatric brain tumors.
Run for Gus, presented by Deloitte, is named after Gus Evangelides, who passed away from a malignant brain tumor at the age of 21 months, Run for Gus funds research and supports kids battling brain tumors at Lurie Children’s. Run for Gus welcomes people of all ages and abilities and includes a 5K run, 1 mile walk and 400 meter kids race.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.
Megan, a star endurance runner at her suburban Chicago high school and all-around active teen, woke up with a limp. “By lunchtime she couldn’t walk normally at all,” Megan’s mom recalled. Doctors at Lurie Children’s discovered Megan had a tumor in her cervical spinal cord. Just six months after her surgery Megan competed at a track meet. “I run because I refuse to let cancer take what I love away from me and I support Lurie Children’s so more kids have a chance to do what they love.”
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