I’m part of the movement to end brain tumours and I hope you’ll support me and my team in this Canada-wide effort to put a stop to this disease.
As many of you know we are walking for our brother, son and friend Michael Jackowitz, who was diagnosed 7 years ago with an atypical meningioma. He has survived 5 surgeries, radiation treatments, experimental chemo, focal seizures, multiple MRIs, so many different medications, and countless doctor's visits. But his tumour persists. He keeps on going on. He's an inspiration to many. We love him and hope you will support us in this cause very near and dear to our hearts.
2019 update: Mike`s tumour is stable but he has almost completely lost his eyesight. Living with his new blindness presents numerous challenges to Mike but he keeps on keeping on!
2020 update: Mike's tumour has shown some slight changes/growth. But he is still in the "wait and see" territory. He continues to live on his own and is coping with life with no sight.
Every day 27 Canadians learn they have a brain tumour. By signing up for a 2016 Brain Tumour Walk, me and my team have made a commitment to end brain tumours and to help provide the essential information and support that every person diagnosed deserves.
All money raised through Brain Tumour Walks strengthen the national movement to end this life-changing disease and bring hope to individuals and families across the country:
Hope for progress in discovering the cause of brain tumours.
Hope for better treatments for every child and adult diagnosed.
And most of all, the hope for a cure.
Thank you for supporting me and my team, and more importantly, for helping the 55,000 Canadians who live with a brain tumour today.