Voices Against Brain Cancer Releases Statement As Family Walks and Runs for Glioblastoma Brain Tumor Research

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Following reports of a family making an effort to run and walk for Glioblastoma brain tumor research, Voice Against Brain Cancer releases a statement.

Today, nonprofit organization Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) releases a statement detailing one West Deptford, NJ family’s commitment to raise awareness and funds for Glioblastoma research.

According to Carly Q. Romalino, writer for the Gloucester Times, the Padulese family was shocked when Rick Padulese was diagnosed with “a fast-growing brain tumor, four centimeters in diameter, called Glioblastoma Multiforme.” Five months after the diagnosis, Rick passed away, his wife, Kathy, and their sons at his bedside. Romalino continues by stating, “Now, the family’s mission is to raise money for Glioblastoma research.”

“Kathy started supporting research efforts for the disease by raising awareness in her own way — changing her car’s license plate to CURE GBM,” states the article. Kathy hopes that the license plate will make curious drivers go home and Google GBM. Additionally, “the family will walk in Philadelphia’s Race for Hope on team ‘Run for Rick’ in her husband’s honor. The team has a $1,000 goal and [also] about $400 to go [in order] to meet the Nov. 4 fundraising goal.”

VABC representative, Clay Darrohn, states, “It’s inspiring to see a family come together after dealing with loss. To try to find a cure for this disease so that one day no other family will have to go through this sort of ordeal is commendable. We acknowledge the efforts of the Pudalese family to give their support to combatting this devastating diagnosis.”

VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale to name a few.

VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.

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