2020 Race For Hope DC

Alex at the 2017 Race for Hope
Alex at the 2017 Race for Hope

Cooper Troopers

For the fourth year, we are raising money for the Race for Hope. This year's event is obviously different because of COVID-19, so please email Maggie (maggieocooper@gmail.com) for information about sending Alex some love and support while we are all social distancing!


I am starting my fifth year as a brain cancer survivor. The visible evidence of my surgery and treatment continue to diminish and our visits to the National Institutes of Health are now only required once every four months. MRI imaging shows that my brain continues to get more comfortable in the space where my cancer was served a rude eviction. However, my fight with brain cancer continues, as there is no such thing as remission for this type of cancer. Oligodendrogliomas are a rare form of brain cancer and little is understood about them. Because of their rarity, support networks are hard to come by. But I have the tremendous good fortune to have some great friends and family in my corner, especially my strong wife Maggie, a 3 1/2 year old daughter, Maura Kate, who has a megawatt smile and personality (and opinions) for days, and Folly (dog) and Elliott (cat)  that are both loving and wildy annoying. Other than what some call a unique hairdo, you would be hard pressed to find evidence that I am a man living with an incurable form of brain cancer.




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