Michael and his family will be joined by members of the MLBPA staff and many friends during the Run/Walk, and he encourages others to support the cause on Dec. 2. To join Michael's team, please visit www.voicesinmotion.org/goto/FOM.
Proceeds from this year's "Join the Voices! Run/Walk" event will go toward the advancement of brain cancer research, as a testament of hope for the people in the world who are diagnosed with brain tumors. To make a donation or participate in the "Join the Voices! Run/Walk," please visit www.jointhevoices.org.
This year's honorees have been chosen for their continued efforts to help spread brain cancer and brain tumor awareness.
Additional award recipients include:
Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award: Dr. Andrew Lassman of Columbia University's Medical Center
Courage Award: Daniel Gilligan; Gary Goldberg; Mitchell Kent; Jill Matthews; Scott Spoerl; Janet Stromberg
Caregiver Award: Amy Reiling, Captain of "Team Lucas"
Compassionate Care Award: Francine Armentano, NP; Cynthia Harrison, NP; Tina Sapienza, LCSW; Nicole Simmons, RN; Sandra Terzulli, RN; Minerva Utate, MSN
Youth Ambassador: Kayla Thomas, Captain of "Captain Mark's Mates"
About Voices Against Brain Cancer
Voices Against Brain Cancer's mission is to help find a cure for brain cancer and brain tumors by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers affected by this devastating disease.
Voices Against Brain Cancer has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization's research grants fund cutting-edge programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. Currently, these grants are being funded at numerous esteemed institutions including: Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Yale and more.
For more information please visit www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org.