FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT GOES VIRTUAL
6TH ANNUAL EVENT
6th Annual Fight The Good Fight 7k
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions on the community set by the State of North Carolina we have made the decision to host the 6th annual Fight the Good Fight Run/Walk as a virtual event this year. We felt for the health and safety of staff, volunteers, participants, spectators and supporters this was the best option at this time. What does that mean? As a virtual event it allows you the walker or runner to support the event by completing any distance, anytime, anywhere. We are going to leave registration open through the entire month of May to allow you to participated at your convenience. The original May 16, 2020 race date will now transition into a drive through packet pickup opportunity. The specifics will be release at a later date. The changes we are making for 2020 will be for only this year. The 2021 event will return to a live event and will be better than ever. We would like to thank our sponsors and partners as we make these necessary changes for this year.
SUBMITTING YOUR RESULTS
As a virtual runner you have the opportunity to share and submit your results. The link below provides all the instructions for submitting your results if you so choose. We love to engage with the participants at the race and we hope you will post your runs and walks on your social media while tagging ours. We encourage all of you to help us spread the word about the 2020 Fight the Good Fight run/walk.
(2019 Board members, Past Ambassador Renee Heagle, Speaker Ken, 2019 Ambassador Nicholas Blazek, and Vinny Todaro and his wife. )
Fight The Good Fight is dedicated to serving those in our community affected by brain tumors. Our Mission is to raise awareness of brain tumors in our community by hosting charity events such as our annual 7k. We are committed to maximizing financial relief for brain tumor patients with grant opportunities. Our long term goal is to start monthly support groups for brain tumor patients and their caregivers. This support group will provide resources and tools to help their fight against brain tumors. It will also give them an opportunity to connect with other brain tumor patients and caregivers in a family friendly environment.
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Brain Tumor Facts
According to the National Brain Tumor Society1, “today, an estimated 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary Brian Tumor, and over 86,000 more will be diagnosed in 2019. Brain Tumors can be deadly, significantly impact quality of life and change everything for a patient and their loved ones. They do not discriminate, inflicting men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities”, with the most prevalent brain tumor types in adults being “Gliomas (such as glioblastoma, ependymomas, ast
What is Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common malignant brain tumor. These tumors are usually very aggressive and attack the surrounding brain tissue. It is a rare form of cancer affecting 2-3 people for every 100, 000 per year. Symptoms include headaches, seizures, nausea and memory loss. Linda has established this non-profit to help other families with loved ones dealing with glioblastoma Multiforme. With this effort she hopes to provide financial relief for the families for many of the cost associate with battling the disease and to shed light on this type of brain cancer and spread the word to help find a cure.
In Memory of Michel Garcia
9-14-1977 to 7-29-2014
"Life is what pushes me"
The month of May was chosen because May is national brain cancer awareness month (Silver ribbon). The distance of 7k was chosen because Michel passed in July. The 1.7 mile distance optional turnaround was chosen because the number 17 was Michel's lucky number, which you will also see consistently on race bibs. Michel's family has been very active in the Huntersville community for years.
Philanthropy means "love of humanity" in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing "what it is to be human" on both the benefactors' (by identifying and exercising their values in giving and volunteering) and beneficiaries' (by benefiting) parts.
By the definition of philanthropy there are no cancellations, transfers or refunds.
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