Be Brave

by melissa on July 27, 2015

The team from Be Brave is working with a few of our staff members to start a Hike-A-Thon at Merck. The purpose of the Hike-A-Thon is to raise money  for research of benign brain tumors.

The team from Be Brave is working with a few of our staff members to start a Hike-A-Thon at Merck. The purpose of the Hike-A-Thon is to raise money for research of benign brain tumors.

This afternoon Kathryn and Tom will meet for a second time with team members of Be Brave, a group dedicated to informing, supporting and improving the lives of individuals affected by benign brain tumors and to drive research for a cure. “BE.BRAVE was formed by Riley Callen and Sarah Shehadi in 2015.  Over the past four years both girls have undergone multiple craniotomies to remove brain tumors.”

The young ladies have an incredibly moving story, both of how they met, and the drive they share to create awareness for benign brain tumors (see their story here).

Their team has joined with Merck Forest and Farmland Center to start a Hike-A-Thon (October 3, 2015) that will help raise money for their cause.

“This year, all profits will be split evenly between both Riley and Sarah’s choice research initiatives:  Barrow Neurological Foundation for neurosurgery tumor and hemangioma research and Boston Children’s Hospital for pediatric brain tumor and vascular disease.”

We’ll keep you posted with updates on the event, and we highly encourage you to check out the Be.Brave website. We hope that you will join us in October for a fun day of hiking, music, and more!

Positive Mind. Positive Vibes. Positive Life.

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