The 7th annual celebration of life event on May 5th, 2012, announced Deborah Brown-Reed as the recipient of the "Spirit Award". She is truly an individual with a heart full of love and concern for others, while always discounting her own issues. She works full time, sits on the board of the Legacy Brain Foundation, and supports Gray Matters and Head For The Cure. She's a brain tumor patient, she's a caregiver, she's a volunteer, and she's embraced the fighting spirit and has a positive attitude like Jeannie. On May 5th Deborah was on her way to St. Thomas to be at one of best friend’s wedding, so the following week at the Head for the Cure 5K the beautiful engraved plaque was presented to her by Mary Ruth Murphy, Jeannie's daughter.
The Legacy Brain Foundation’s
8th Annual Celebration of Life Event – Saturday, May 4th
15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison, TX 75001
Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Legacy Brain Foundation is looking forward to celebrating our event at the beautiful Hotel InterContinental - an icon of modern elegance and centrally located in the heart of the Dallas metroplex.
In addition, we are very excited to have Jerry Kline as our quest speaker for our 2013 Celebration of Life event. Jerry is a nine year GBM survivor and author of the book "An Unremarkable Man". His book is available through Amazon.com.
Have you ever wondered why brain tumor patients couldn’t have their own "Race for the Cure"? Although it is true that some brain tumor patients have disabilities that make it impossible to run, or even walk, five kilometers, there are many others that would gladly run to raise awareness, particularly in the hope that someday a cure will be found. Fortunately, a group of determined North Texas men and women began the Head for the Cure 5K, which raises awareness – and money – for brain tumor causes.
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." --Edmund Burke
Do you like to write? Are you an amateur photographer? Do you like to tweet your friends a couple of times a day? The Legacy Brain Foundation could use your talents and skills!
If you’re new to the brain tumor community, you may not be aware that there are multiple programs, support groups, and fund-raising events specifically for brain tumor patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Seven years ago, a group of brain tumor survivors, caregivers, and their friends planned the very first networking event for brain tumor patients. The Legacy Brain Foundation has continued this annual tradition every spring, recognizing five and ten year survivors with a specially designed lapel pin, and presenting the Jeannie Murphy Spirit Award to an individual who had made a significant contribution to the brain tumor community.
The Legacy Brain Foundation was founded by brain tumor patients, their family members, and their physicians. We saw a need in North Texas for an organization dedicated to raising awareness of brain and spinal cord (neurological) tumors as well as how the diagnosis of one of these tumors affects the patient and their family. Learn more about the Legacy Brain Foundation.
If you would like to get involved and help reach more families whose lives have been affected by a diagnosis, learn how you can help!