We met when our boys were in 4th grade. We bonded over other challenges the kids were going through at that stage.  Then a few years later, I heard these words from Ellen, which turned out to be the first of 3 friends that year to share the words “he has GBM”. By the 3rd time, I knew more about it than my friend who had just been diagnosed!


I didn’t hesitate when Ellen asked if I would photograph the Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk. I will be there honoring Joey, Ben, and Brian and I will do my part to raise awareness and money, and to help educate and connect others. -kl
Ellen is participating in the 2014 Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk because “I lost my youngest son, Joey, to Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), on August 27, 2011, 15 months after diagnosis and I don’t want to continue seeing other familes go through what we did with Joey.

There’s still time to make your donations on behalf of Team Joey for the upcoming Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk which takes place on August 24, 2014! We are doing this in honor of Joey whose Angelversary takes place a few days after this walk (8/27). Please help us honor his memory by making a donation which whill help the NBTS towards its goal of finding a cure or viable treatment for brain tumors. If Joey were alive, he’d be actively participating in this worthwhile effort. Thank you in advance for your support!”

Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk, is an event to raise awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to improve the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. All funds raised through their events allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the availability of new and better treatments, and fuel the discovery of a cure for brain tumors.
Countdown has started for the 2014 Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk. So far over $132,079 has been raised and the donations keep coming in.

You can still register for Team Joey (or another team) - Head down to Exposition Park Los Angeles tomorrow at 8am and go to the check in tent. Please consider making a donation online at www.braintumorwalk.org/losangeles or bring your donations tomorrow.

For more information, contact sfernandez@braintumor.org

4 thoughts on “National Brain Tumor Society

  1. Ellen

    Love this, thank you, Karen! See you tomorrow and Thank you for your support and love. You were there when lots of other people were not, and that is appreciated more than you will know.



    1. kerenlynn Post author

      Ellen, no thanks are needed. From the bottom of my heart, it is truly my pleasure. You are an example of an incredibly strong and wonderful woman. Thank YOU! xo


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