National Brain Tumor Walk & Race for Hope DC

Part of Team Hope by the Bay 2019, the last time we were able to walk together in person
Part of Team Hope by the Bay 2019, the last time we were able to walk together in person

Hope by the Bay

In May 2007 I participated in my first Race for Hope in Washington, D.C. in honor of my father, who had been battling an aggressive brain tumor for 3 years. Less than 2 months later, my dad lost that war. Barry Recht was exuberant and he truly loved life and everyone in it (and everyone in his life returned that love). His death was crushing and it left an unfillable hole in our world. I turned the grief and loss into focus and hope, and dragged a crowd of friends and family along with me as we fundraised for and ran the Race for Hope DC for 10 years. We raised a ton of money for the National Brain Tumor Society and we ran more than 30 miles per person, through hangovers and rain and heat. Since 2007, my amazing teams have raised over $180,000 for brain tumor research and patient and caregiver support. Let's make it an even $250K this year, shall we?

This year's event is a virtual combined national event to keep us all safe and maximize our reach. Please join us, whether virtually, in spirit or via your wallet, for this, my 15th year participating in an event for the National Brain Tumor Society. Every penny gives patients and their families hope and every million gets us closer to a world where brain tumors are not a death sentence. Help me spread hope and save lives.

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