New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
On January 24, Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC), responds to a community in Virginia that rallied together and purchased Super Bowl tickets for a local teen with brain cancer, as reported by ABC News.
According to a report from ABC News, Jordan Trunfio thought he had injured his arm during football one day. However, after going to the hospital, he found out that the pain was actually a reaction to several tumors that were forming in his brain. Now, the 17-year-old is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments as he fights this terrible disease.
While the town could not eliminate his cancer, they did give Jordan a gift he will never forget. Along with help from a local Domino’s Pizza and ESPN 980, Trunfio received tickets to this year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans. Trunfio will be going with his father, and since he is a big Baltimore Ravens fan, is excited to see them play the San Francisco 49ers in the big game.
Scott Darrohn, a spokesperson for VABC, was touched by the community’s ability to support Trunfio’s fight against cancer. “While we’re so busy trying to fund brain cancer research and raise awareness, sometimes we forget that the simple act of showing patients how much support they have can make all the difference. It’s wonderful to see this young man receive a gift most people dream of – a trip to the Super Bowl,” Darrohn states. “VABC applauds the efforts of everyone who contributed in making a dream come true.”
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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