Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Walk

Mind over Grey Matter

In April of 2017, the world lost an amazing person to brain cancer. Kenny Courtney wasn't a faceless "number" amongst medical statistics; he was an amazing father to his three young kids, who he raised as a devoted husband to his high school sweetheart, and wife of 10 years. He was a loving son, brother, and brother-in-law, and a cherished friend who touched the lives of everyone he met. He was the kind of guy who's best friends from little league and freshman orientation served as the groomsmen at his wedding. Those same friends would spend their adult years clinking drinks and playing beer pong to celebrate professional achievements, marriages and the births of their children. They would also be the ones to carry him to his final resting place, years later. 

He was also the kind of guy who spent Sundays with family, golfing with his dad, playing with his kids, or hanging with his Mom and sister in the kitchen, talking about anything and everything. Kenny loved to laugh, to have fun, to work hard and to play hard. He's taught all of us who knew him what it means to live, and inspired us all to keep living.

Last year, the Central NJ Walk created an award in his honor, the Ken Courtney Spirit Award. Please join our team or donate, because as honored as we are to know that his love of life and boundless spirit were obvious to everyone, we want a world where no more awards need to be given. Help us put an end to brain cancer! 


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National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community. Your support ensures this important work will continue.

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