Bloomfield Tumor Tamers
Let's find better treatments! Thanks to our teammates and supporters, Bloomfield Tumor Tamers has raised over $23,000.00 since Bob's diagnosis in 2015. Please join the team in 2020! Since the race is virtual this year, living outside DC, or hating to get up early, are not barriers! Helping us reach 30k for Brain Tumor research, advocacy and funds to improve public policy.
Our team is participating in the Race for Hope DC to raise money for the National Brain Tumor Society to help support research to find better treatments and work towards a cure! We are featured this year on the Race Facebook page, here is what they had to say:
We may be physically distant at this year's Race for Hope but we're so grateful for all of our teams who will be gathering virtually. We'd like to share the story of one of them, Bloomfield Tumor Tamers, as shared by the team captain, Casey Bloomfield. The team was formed in 2017 in honor of Casey's uncle, Bob Bloomfield, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma in the spring of 2015.
The first time the team took part in the Race for Hope-DC, the team showed up with home-made signs. While Bob is not a morning person, he was convinced to attend, and he was so moved to be part of the Survivor’s Tribute: it was the first time he was among other survivors and it felt so life-affirming to him. Bob also began an annual tradition of submitting one of his poems for the Wall of Hope.
Each year since, the team has grown in size and raised more funds for brain cancer research. Last year the team was 34 members strong, and raised over $8,000. From 2015-2019 the team raised $23,321. The team has made soap, bird houses, and other prizes to encourage donations.
Last fall, Bob’s long period of stability ended with tumor regrowth. This time the tumor was operable and it was surgically removed. In December he entered a clinical trial at the National Institutes of Health and now, in the 5th cycle of taking the experimental drug, the disease has again stabilized. "Having choices gave our family hope and heightened our awareness of the need for more research to unlock the secrets of this disease," says Bob's wife Barbara.
Despite the coronavirus and Bob’s treatment-related fatigue and instability, Bob, Barbara, Casey, and the rest of the team will still be walking virtually to honor Bob’s five-year survivor anniversary and to raise money and hope for thousands of people living with brain cancer.
We have come together again to walk for Bob Bloomfield. Funds raised will support scientific advances that are already helping him survive. Taking action to find new treatments is one way we can help him and others.
The National Brain Tumor Society is sponsoring Defeat GBM, a unique research collaborative design to accelerate brain cancer research. The effort has already uncovered new information -- including clues that will help solve the riddle of other cancers. Google 'Defeat GBM' to read more).
You can help by making a donation and by joining Bloomfield Tumor Tamers as we walk for hope. We'd like to spread awareness and encourage your participation in this event! Join our team and we will see you on facebook Sunday, May 3rd in DC!
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