New York, NY (PRWEB) December 15, 2012
On December 15, Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) responds to the news of Michael Weiner - Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association – being diagnosed with brain cancer.
According to an article in the New York Daily News, Weiner had a brain scan in July after experiencing symptoms of tingling in his hands and feet. The article reports that at first he believed that he may have had Lyme disease or a circulatory problem, but the brain scan revealed a malignant tumor in his brain that was rapidly spreading.
“The news, which was already spreading through major league clubhouses when the union issued a press release in late August announcing that Weiner had begun treatment for the tumor, rocked the baseball community and sparked an outpouring of support for the 50-year-old union chief,” the article stated.
Weiner is currently undergoing chemotherapy and, despite his decline in health, is helping those affected by brain cancer, New York Daily News reports. “Friends and relatives, as well as members of his temple, the Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey in Washington, N.J., [participated] in the Voices Against Brain Cancer annual 5K walk/run on Dec. 2 in Central Park,” the article said.
Clay Darrohn, a representative of VABC, said that they are always happy when people like Weiner participate in brain cancer fundraisers. “When people like Michael Weiner – who not only has brain cancer but is also a public figure – participate in our fundraisers, it helps raise awareness for our cause,” Darrohn said. “We also want to send our best wishes to Michael and his family, as well as everyone who is fighting cancer.”
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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