American Health Imaging
Family and Friends of American Health Imaging who are dedicated to fight against brain cancer and support of all who are affected by cancer.
Support of the patients, survivors, friends and families of those battling brain cancer, especially in memory of our friend Chase Walton and the father of our partner David Maron and his sister and race founder, Dr. Rhodemarie Maron, and in support of all the work and research at the departments of Neuro Oncology at both UAB and Children’s of Alabama.
Black People Run Bike and Swim Fueled by F2FS
Building Heathier Communities and Promoting Fitness Activities for African Americans. We promote activity for African-Americans. It is imperative that we as a community not only address our health but we perform it.
Team BrainStormers is running for Susan Cape-hart of Boston.
In honor and memory of Brian Lee – he would want to thank Rhodemarie for organizing this event-it would make him very happy to know everyone here showed up to support those with brain cancer and to bring awareness to brain cancer.
Fighting for Mike
Is running in memory of Mike Dixon, Jr., who touched all of our lives in so many ways. We are also supporters of the Dixon Brain Cancer Foundation, which was established in Mike’s memory and exists to provide travel funding for patients seeking treatment for primary brain tumors. Please ask one of us for more details.
Heart and Sole
Participates in memory and honor of Peggy Kelley. As a wife, mother, Grammy, sister, friend and more she set a beautiful example as she fought with faith, determination, and grace and finished her race well in August of this year. She is now fully healed in Heaven, cheering us on as she has always done, encouraging us all to do our best today and every day and finish the race set before us!!
Last October I had brain surgery. I was hoping that at the end the surgery the doctors would say “oh, it was nothing!” Instead I spent a week in a coma and was diagnosed with a glioblastoma and epilepsy. This past year has taught me a lot. It’s definitely been a journey of long suffering. Psalm 5:11 says, “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them shout for joy forever. May you shelter them, and may those who love your name boast about you.” I don’t always feel like shouting for joy and rejoicing. But my joy is deeply rooted in Christ’s love for me. Thank you for coming today and supporting this cause. My family and I are so grateful for the care we receive at UAB. And the number of times they let me ask questions:)
Hjelmeland Blazing Ahead
The Hjelmeland laboratory is dedicated to finding new ways to treat glioblastoma and is running in honor of all the brain tumor patients and their family members who participate in research to help find a cure.
L-DOPA Leaders Driven On Pure Adrenaline
Represents the Movement Disorders Division of Neurology at UAB. We are moving together to help beat brain cancer!
No Salad On Leg Day
Is running and walking in honor of Jacob Baker as he continues to fight an amazingly, courageous battle. Jacob loves life, his beautiful wife, Joy, his family and friends. May we all live more like Jacob and seize the day!
Remembering Our Hero- Jeff Skinner
Memory of a real American hero—Master Sergeant , Jeff Skinner who passed away earlier this year after a long, brave battle with brain cancer, surpassing his diagnosed life expectancy. Dr. Nabors and his medical team were amazing throughout Jeff’s battle, but it was God, the ultimate physician, that is the only explanation for all of the odds Jeff defied. Jeff was a brave man who served and fought for his country. A man who loved God and loved his family. He also loved to make people laugh and did not miss an opportunity. Today, we run to celebrate the life of this amazing man and to help put an end to brain cancer once and for all.
Running for Red Beard
We run in honor of Chris Fine, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 34 due to glioblastoma multiforme. He was able to complete the inaugural Blazer Bolt with us in 2014. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and teacher. We miss him dearly and will continue to run Blazer Bolt in his honor every year.
SSA Super Slow Athletes
Andrew is our 10 year old son and is in 5th grade. On May 26, 2016, Andrew had a MRI to get to the bottom of some issues he’d had developed over a few months including vomiting daily, weight loss, lethargic, dizziness, and double vision. The MRI showed that Andrew had an ependymoma in the posterior fossa that was prohibiting spinal fluid circulation. He was admitted to Children’s Hospital on May 26 and had surgery to completely remove the tumor on May 27, 2016.Andrew completed 30 radiation treatments and he has been cancer free for over two years! Our team is running for him, the most amazing, smart, funny, and brave kid that we know!
is so very proud to walk/ run in memory of a loving, caring, pleasant, hard working, witty, Christian sister, aunt, great aunt , cousin, church member ,and friend. Debra’s favorite Bible verse is:
“ I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”..Team Debra encourages , supports and are praying for a cure for cancer ,Remember, no one fights alone. The battle is not yours , but it is the Lord’s.
Is walking in support of their team captain, Tracy Contorno, a 15 year survivor of astrocytoma. Tracy and her team walk to support everyone affected by brain cancer.
In honor of Troy treated treated for a germinoma brain tumor.
The A Team
The Running Group
An amazing collection of women runners and walkers who share a love of walking, running, coffee and food. We are running in honor of our friend Trish Taylor, and all the others who are in the fight. Let’s find a cure!
Walking for Ellen
Walking in honor of Ellen Coker, our precious friend, sister, wife nd Mother. She was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumor a little more than 13 months ago. This is a horrible disease. We know this event will continue to help raise awareness and inancially support research to come up with better ways to battle this cancer.