New York, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2013
Voices Against Brain Cancer commends Greg Sousa, a 44-year-old brain cancer survivor, who recently completed a 700-mile bicycle ride and raised $17,000 towards brain cancer research.
According to an October 4, 2013 article published by The Daytona Beach News-Journal titled “700-mile ride to Ormond helps brain cancer survivor past fundraising goal,” Greg Sousa, a 44-year-old Durham, North Carolina resident was diagnosed with Oligodendromglioma, a less aggressive cancer that appeared as a spider-like tumor in his brain. He completed a 700-mile solo bike ride from Durham, N.C. to Ormond Beach before continuing on with another 60 riders to Sarasota in order to raise money for brain cancer research.
Sousa said the hardest part of his ride was being away from his family for roughly two weeks. However, he says the support he received from friends, family and strangers made it easy.
My goal was to raise $10,000 for the Tisch Brain Tumor Center,” he says. “We have raised more than $17,000, we smashed that goal.”
Michael Klipper, Chairman of Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, says Sousa’s positive outlook is inspiring. “It’s great to see someone rise above the diagnosis and make the best of his situation,” he says. “A positive outlook is essential for survival of this terrible disease and Sousa’s story serves as an inspiration for all of us in the brain cancer community.”
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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