Captured a beautiful moment of people uniting together to raise awareness and fundraise for the American Brain Tumor Association. We were delighted to have been a part of such an impactful event. @the_abta #makeadifference#ABTA#americanbraintumorassociation
Go grey in May💛
Thankful for the staff at UCLA medical right now! 🙏
Spreading awareness and supporting research. Shaun opted in to being in a test group to help them learn more about mutations.
Thank you for supporting a cause that could potentially save a life ❤️ #americanbraintumorassociation . #uclamedical
Super excited to announce that my original artwork will once again be featured at Brainfest! 🧠
You have the chance to win a few pieces of artwork in the raffle with all proceeds going to the American Brain Tumor Association 🖤
My band Resilient will also be one of the many bands playing this amazing event, so come support this great cause!
More info http://hope.abta.org/brainfest
Guess what May is?! May is Brain Tumor Awareness month! This is a cause that is very close to my heart, because I am a survivor and I feel so blessed to be here today! I’m very thrilled to be supporting the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) by raising funds for brain tumor research, as well as support and education programs for brain tumor patients and their families. Today I am asking for your help! Help me pay it forward! Any donation helps! I’ve shared my story with all of you!- link in my bio ☝🏼 #americanbraintumorassociation#braintumorswontstopus#braintumorawarenessmonth2018#breakthroughyourway
On this What A Cause Wednesday we’ve got to hand it the American Brain Tumor Association. Their commitment to funding research, providing resources and education has led to life-changing breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care. Tap the link in our bio for information on how you can support this cause.
May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. At 19, I never thought a brain tumor diagnosis would come into my life. Nearly 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year. About 1/3 will be malignant, but even "benign" brain tumors can cause serious problems. Please check out the American Brain Tumor Society of more information. #braintumors#braintumor#americanbraintumorassociation#BTAM#grayforabta
Today marks the beginning of Brain tumor awareness month. Nearly 80,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year in the US. Approximately one-third or 32% of brain and CNS tumors are malignant.
Unfortunately there aren’t any specific risk factors or true causes that have been found through research yet. Brain tumors do not discriminate.
There are many signs and symptoms that are important to keep in mind if you have any concern of a brain tumor. Headache, seizures, any sensory or motor loss, visual or hearing changes and even behavioral changes can be associated with brain tumors, depending on where the tumor is located.
As many of you know, my mom was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in July of 2012. Glioblastomas represent 14.9% of all primary brain tumors, and 56.1% of all gliomas. Glioblastoma has the highest number of cases of all malignant tumors, with an estimated 12,760 new cases predicted in 2018.
She passed away 5 years ago this month from this ugly disease. I’ll never forget the day she called me to tell me her hand “wasn’t working” when she tried to write a check. My first thought was that she’d had a mini stroke, and I told her to get to the ER. Never in my wildest dreams did I think a doctor would call me to tell me she had a grape sized tumor in her brain.
My mom, Leslie was an amazing mother and Nana, a wonderful and loving wife for over 40 years. She was caring, generous, smart, funny and always made EVERYTHING special. It still breaks my heart every day that she isn’t here to hold and know Jonah and Jeffrey, and I only pray one day there will be a cure for Brain Cancer.
Happy May Day everyone! The Chicago Marathon is a little over 5 months away and I still need YOUR help! As many of you know, I’m raising funds for The American Brain Tumor Association’s Team Breakthrough.
Nearly 80,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year and with your help, The American Brain Tumor Association can continue to fund brain tumor research. To donate, check out my page! (Link in bio!) And remember, every little bit counts! #runhappy#runnerscommunity#runnersofinstagram#runforacause#runnergirl#chicagomarathon#americanbraintumorassociation
ITS GO GRAY IN MAY!! For brain 🧠 tumor awareness!
This month I will be posting statistics, stories and information about Brain cancer/tumor awareness... I do this in hopes that we can bring more research and awareness to one of the most if not the most debilitating types of tumors and cancer! ————
My ask this month to all of you is, if you know someone fighting a Brain Tumor or someone who has lost their fight wear gray throughout the month. Bring awareness, let people know why your wearing Gray! Wear it proud for your family and friends! Let them know they are not alone! Go Gray in May is one of the least recognized... let’s make that change! 💪🏽
As most of you know, my dad was diagnosed with glioblastoma (most aggressive type of brain tumor) about two years ago. Since his diagnosis, he has been through multiple surgeries, radiation, chemotherapies and clinical trials. He is a fighter and he's my hero! My team will be participating in the BT5K Los Angeles Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk on 5/19/18, an inspiring and fun event benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association. Family and friends who would like to join us for the walk, please sign up (link in bio) and shoot me a text letting me know you’re joining. If you are unable to make it, please consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association. Your generosity fuels breakthroughs in brain tumor research. Please see link in bio to sign up for the walk and ABTA donations. ❤️❤️❤️ #americanbraintumorassociation#abta#bt5k#usc#neuroscience#cancerresearch#findacure
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Hello everyone! Buffalo Bob here...the D.O.G., the Director of Giving at Mystic Pines Candle Co. I’d like to thank the following for their donations to charitable causes from their purchases of our candles this past week. 🐾💰🐾
Robyn K. chose the American Heart Association for her 25% donation to be sent to!
Deanna J. sent her love to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Kennedy E. picked the ALZ.org to receive her the donation from her candle purchase.
Jess and Laura from Notorius D.O.G. made certain that the Open Arms Animal Rescue received their generous donation....
Last, but certainly not least...we had the Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue Candle Pour fundraising event at our home yesterday, and this phenomenal rescue group raised $173.75 in donations from hand-crafting their very own candles!
For more information, please check us out at www.MysticPines.com
Thank you again!
#buffalobob#buffalo#buffalony#wny#candles#dog#pug#instagive#instavibe#lightandkindness#spreadthelight#americanheartassociation#americanbraintumorassociation#alz#openarmsanimalrescue#buffalopugandsmallbreedrescue @american_heart @wnyalz @buffalopugsrescue
I’m ready for Sunday! Rocco approves of this year’s BT5K t-shirts - the fabric is lightweight and moisture-wicking, not the usual cotton type. As always, I walk to honor my Mom. She was diagnosed in 1991 with a malignant brain tumor, an oligodendroglioma. She was a nearly 25 year survivor, and if she was scared or upset about that diagnosis, she never showed it. She was an amazing woman and I’m lucky she was my Mom; because of her I learned to sew, love to read and am a pretty good cook. When I was little, my Mom walked everywhere (before she learned to drive) always with me in tow. How fitting to walk for a good cause then! #americanbraintumorassociation#bt5kchicago#missyoumom ❤️ #beautifulmemories
My mom was supposed to die. Soon. At least that’s what the doctors said nearly four years ago (4/23/14) on that terrible day where they revealed she had a tangerine-sized Grade IV Glioblastoma brain tumor in the center of her brain. But miraculously, she proved everyone wrong. She has been a miracle case for years. Now, as we are battling "The Sequel", we need all of the support we can get. Brain tumors affect 700,000 people in the US alone and we are desperate for more research. For the fourth year, we are trying to raise at least $10,000 for to help create more miracle cases. Support the American Brain Tumor Association #abta by donating just $5 today. It will make a difference in so many precious lives like our mom. We will be in Chicago on Sunday for the BT5K and only have 6 more days to fundraise!
To donate, please visit: bit.ly/2IMMV8I (link in bio) (Pictures are from her diagnosis week)
We're less than one month away from the #ABTA#BT5KDenver As most of you know, my mom was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, in January 2017. She's kicking its ass, but there is unfortunately no cure.
Please join our team in an effort to raise awareness and funding for brain tumor research. Our goal is to have a bigger team than last year!! If you are unable to join us, please consider donating. Link in bio as well. Thanks! 💕
I had a wonderful time being surrounded by such positive energy supporting a good cause! Thank you American Brain Tumor Association for allowing me to photograph your Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk in Tampa,Fl. Please visit http://www.abta.org for more information on this organization.
For more of my photos head to https://www.mayabphotography.com
We are working towards our goal of raising $2500 for the American Brain Tumor Association and need your help!
When you donate a minimum of $20, click here -> https://tinyurl.com/yc54jppt, we give you a shirt made by Marüshka to commemorate the occaision!
Here's me feeling forever awkward in front of a camera... I'm more comfortable behind the wheel.