Team Sparky celebrates the memory and inspiration of Mark Claeys, who left us seventeen years ago due to a brain tumor. The team name comes from the nickname that we had for Mark when he was little, but also stands for his energy and love of life. One way we do this is by participating in the Race for Hope - DC 5K. The Race for Hope - DC raises funds to support innovative research initiatives and provide information for brain tumor patients and their families. This amazing event relies on the dedication and enthusiasm of individuals, families, teams, volunteers, sponsors and donors. Thank you for your support in helping us find a cure for brain tumors!