I attended my first Walk for the Mind in September of 2018, about six weeks after losing my husband to a 9-month battle with Glioblastoma, the most aggressive and difficult to treat type of brain cancer. I was still numb. However, I felt compelled to return year after year as I realized how many people I knew, or had known, that had received a brain tumor/cancer diagnosis.
In 2021, I became a member of the planning Committee. It has been a humbling experience. I never knew Mark Linder, but his passion and commitment to raise awareness of brain tumors, create a community for those affected, and raise funds for research is alive and well among the volunteers on this committee. It is my privilege to be a part of the organization and do whatever I can in support of those affected and in memory of those lost. It is my hope that our efforts will result in improved treatments and one day, a cure.