In February 2013 we lost my dad to a nasty brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme. It is the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans. I'm doing this race with my family and friends in his honor.
CJ Woollum, 64, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 after a 7 month battle with cancer. Known locally (in Newport News, VA) for building a legacy at Christopher Newport University, he is remembered for his competitive spirit and never-ending capacity to help others. Professionally, C.J. won more than 500 games over 26 seasons as the Captains men's basketball coach, and as the Athletic Director for more than 25 years he helped transform CNU from a small area college into a Division III national power. He has had a positive impact on the lives of thousands of student-athletes, coaches and colleagues. Personally, he was a proud father, brother, companion, uncle, mentor, teacher, and friend.
National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure are making strides for a cure - but more needs to be done.
Thank you for your support!