Hope by the Bay
In May 2007 I participated in my first Race for Hope in Washington, D.C. in honor of my father, who had been battling an aggressive brain tumor for 3 years. Less than 2 months later, my dad lost that war. Barry Recht was exuberant and he truly loved life and everyone in it (and everyone in his life returned that love). His death was crushing and it left an unfillable hole in our world. I turned the grief and loss into focus and hope, and dragged a crowd of friends and family along with me as we fundraised for and ran the Race for Hope DC for 10 years. We raised a ton of money for the National Brain Tumor Society and we ran more than 30 miles per person, through hangovers and rain and heat. Since 2007, my amazing teams have raised over $140,000 for brain tumor research and patient and caregiver support. This year we are so grateful to have the sponsorship and support of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and a gaggle of guilt-tripped summer associates (we hope). Let's make it an even $200K this year, shall we?
After 10 years leading the triumphant Hoya Lawyas for Hope back east, I finally made good on my threat to move our race west. And after only one year participating in the Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk, I demanded to join the planning committee. One year later, I'm the co-chairperson of the planning committee. You'd expect nothing less. Please join us, whether in person, in spirit or via your wallet, for this 13th year participating in an event for the National Brain Tumor Society. Every penny gives patients and their families hope and every million gets us closer to a world where brain tumors are not a death sentence. Help me spread hope and save lives.
I am uniting with others to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors. I am passionate about this cause, so I’m taking action. I need your help in this fight. National Brain Tumor Society will not rest until a cure exists - but more needs to be done. Please join in my effort!
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research; advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community; and providing comprehensive patient, family and caregiver resources. Your support ensures this important work will continue.