Welcome to Team Maria's page
Dear Family and Friends,
This will be our 8th year walking/running in the Race for Hope as Team Maria.
In 2013, when we participated for the first time in the Race for Hope, Mom had been fighting for 5 long months, and unbeknownst to us, had only a couple more months left in her. After 7 months of courageously battling a stage 4 glioblastoma, she passed away (July 23, 2013).
Since her diagnosis and passing, I vowed to keep Team Maria going for as long as I live so we can continue her fight. We will walk in her memory and for the hope that people who are fighting for their lives now, and who will be diagnosed in the future, will have more treatment options, quality of life, and God willing a day when they can say they are cancer free!
Mom was so excited for us to participate in the Race when she was fighting, so we know she will be smiling as we walk together with other people touched by brain cancer. If you would like to join us and walk/run together, please join our Team. If you are unable to walk with us, we are extremely grateful for any donations you are able to make.
Rest in Peace Mama
September 3, 1950 - July 23, 2013