Welcome to Team Schneider's and the fight against brain tumors!
My name is Max Genderson. I am the fourth generation of my family to work at Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. My great-grandfather Max Schneider and my grandfather Abe Genderson opened Schneider’s in 1949. Today, Schneider’s is owned by my father Rick Genderson and my uncle Jon Genderson. Since I am only 13, I am a VERY part-time cashier and all around errand boy.
In December of 2018 I became a Bar Mitzvah. For my Bar Mitzvah project I have formed a team to walk in the National Brain Tumor Society’s Race for Hope. The walk – now in its 22nd year - is on May 5th at Freedom Plaza in DC. Hearing you have a cancerous brain tumor is devastating beyond belief. By the time I was ten, two of my beloved uncles had received this horrifying diagnosis. In 2009, my Uncle Bill learned that he had a glioblastoma. Uncle Bill, who was married to my mom’s sister, was only 37 at the time. Uncle Bill died two years later, leaving behind my Aunt Wendi, my then 6-year-old cousin Evan, and my then 4-year-old cousin Ryan.
In December of 2015, my Uncle Jon was diagnosed with a glioblastoma. Once again, my entire family was crushed. Uncle Jon has been fighting so hard ever since his diagnosis, but he and other brain tumor patients need us to fight right along with them. We need to raise funds for research to find a cure for brain tumors. We need to make sure that no more kids grow up without their fathers or uncles because of this evil disease.
If you are able to join us on May 5th, please make sure you register and my mom will be in touch with additional information about the day. Even if you can’t walk with us, please consider making a donation to the National Brain Tumor Society through this webpage. Thank you all so much for your time and support.