More than 28,000 children (0-19 years of age) are estimated to be living with a brain tumor in the US An estimated 3,720 new cases of childhood (0 – 14) primary malignant and nonmalignant brain and CNS tumors are expected to be diagnosed in 2019
Team Nya is honoring our brain tumor princess warrior Nya Lamarre. Friends and family were devastated with this diagnosis and we want to support others who are dealing with this condition. The Mary E. Smith Foundation, Inc. is an organization that is bringing awareness to this fight. We were honored that Nya was the recipient of the first Special Brain Tumor Screening Award offered by the charity. MESF also funded a $10,000 research grant to Northwestern's Brain Tumor Institute in Nya's memory. This charity continues to do their part supporting patients & families on their brain tumor journey.
Team Nya is raising funds in support of this 501c3 nonprofit charity. MESF has three dedicated programs for the brain tumor community. They are the FIND-A-CURE, AIM HIGH and SAVE-A-LIFE initiatives. These programs fund research, provide scholarships and give financial support to brain tumor patients and their families.
Through community fundraising events, MESF has contributed over $80,000 towards the fight against brain tumors. They are dedicated to making a difference by spreading awareness about this devastating condition. Your SUPPORT is instrumental to the success of these endeavors. So please choose to DONATE to our team supporting the MESF vision to one day live in a world where brain tumors do not exist...period.
DONATE then REGISTER for the 10th Annual Mary E. Smith Brain Tumor 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk taking place in the suburbs of Chicago at the Country Club Hills Community Walk Path on July 6th @ 8am located at 4200 W. 175th St. Visit www.maryesmithfoundation.org to get started. The brain tumor community thanks you!