Message From Megan

I am so excited to be the patient Champion for the 2019 Run For Gus.  The Young Associates Board’s (YAB) 17th annual Run for Gus 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, raises funds to advance research and support services at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for patients with brain tumors.  This event is special to me because running is such a big part of my life.  I will be running this 5K with all of you!

I am also a patient of the amazing Brain Tumor Program that the race supports!  My doctors need more resources to ensure more kids survive and thrive following a devistating diagnosis.  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 my efforts by making a gift today or join my team and run with me! 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. All the patients in the Brain Tumor program deserve to be able to run their race, but sadly many are cut short too early.  On July 26th, I am Running for Gus and all the kids like him that need better options in their treatment.  Thank you!

Run Strong!  Love - Megan

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