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Welcome to my 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race Page!

I am running this year for the National Brain Tumor society in memory of my husband Charlie Gryska.  On February 7th 2019 our world was turned upside down, when Charlie was diagnosed with a diffuse midline glioma after only two days of headaches.  He was given a prognosis of 9-12 months and only pallative radiation and a possible clinical trial as treatment.  He fought so hard to live for us, but with such limited options his fight was only ten short but grueling months long.   I am running with my sister Kara and the NBTS team so that no other young family loses their husband, dad, and best friend like we did. Thank you for any support large or small, it is so appreciated! 


National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes, and unites the brain tumor community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and caregivers.

Building on over 30 years of experience, National Brain Tumor Society is the largest patient advocacy organization in the United States committed to curing brain tumors and improving the lives of patients and families. With thousands beside us, our collective voices and actions are a powerful force for progress. 

Please make a gift today to support our vision to conquer and cure brain tumors—once and for all.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 31 Tom and Laurie McManus Jackie, Charlie is with you and the kids every day. Good luck and great job! $55.35
Jul 26 Nancy Karis Good luck Jackie! Undisclosed amount
Jul 25 The Steiner Family Good luck Jackie and Kara!! ❤️❤️ $55.35
Jul 25 Joe Guigno Have a great race Jackie! Charlie will be by your side the whole way!🇺🇸💙 $55.35
Jul 20 Chisholm Family Undisclosed amount
Jul 20 Paul and Dolores mcmanus With hope that in future days, brain tumors will be very curable in the next generation. In memory of Charlie❤️ $545.85
Jul 18 The Kelley Family We love you! Have a fun race Jackie and Kara! $109.85
Jul 18 Tim-Annie Lamusta Good luck! $55.35
Jul 17 Joe and Jenna Lamusta $55.35
Jul 17 Jenn Burnham Good luck Jackie! You are truly an you my friend! 💙 $55.35