Wednesday, June 27, 2012
SAVE THE DATES
As you all know, Ty has a rare and aggressive brain cancer. His pathology and course of treatment is most similar to what is called an Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT).
Ty's neurosurgery team at Weill Cornell Medical Center has been making inroads toward new therapies and genetic sequencing on children's brain tumors. All of their research and trials are running under a new endeavor called The Children's Brain Tumor Project. We are thrilled that they approached us with the idea of having Ty Louis Campbell represent the AT/RT community on behalf of their efforts toward finding a cure for his type of disease (and all childhood brain tumors). Here is a page on their website that uses Ty's story as an example of this rare and aggressive type of cancer. http://www.cornellneurosurgery.org/ways_to_give/atrt.html
PLEASE JOIN US
In an effort to support the Children's Brain Tumor Project, we will be setting up teams to run in an upcoming 5K on July 21st in Riverside Park (Manhattan)... and then another 10K on October 13th in Prospect Park (Brooklyn). We welcome each and every one of you to join us. PLEASE. These races are open to all ages, they are not very competitive (meaning if you need to walk some, you certainly can), you can set your own fundraising goals so that you are comfortable with whatever amount you want to pledge, and the registration fees are minimal ($25 or so). If you can't run with our team, we are also recruiting volunteers to help out with other activies on that day.
We hope you will recruit your friends, family and neighbors and join us! SuperTy himself will be there, and the cause is one that can help save his life. I will post all of the detailed instructions by tomorrow, but wanted to make everyone aware of these planned activities in the meantime because they are approaching so quickly!!