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Greg and Beth Jordan have established a fund at Winship Cancer Institute– the Beth Jordan Brain Tumor Fund – with a purpose to “support novel, innovative, translational glioma-focused brain tumor research in adult patients (as determined by Winship Cancer Institute), with priority focus on, though not limited to, clinical trials, at Winship Cancer Institute.”
Please join us in the Winship 5k on October 14 and select “Winship Brain Tumor Fund”. All of our Team Jordan: #ToKaleWithBrainCancer donations will go to the Beth Jordan Brain Tumor Fund. Beth is a miraculous 7 ½ year survivor, but is having to continue to fight the GBM beast and recently had her 8th brain surgery. Beth and Greg and their family are the epitome of faith, love, courage, fight, research, hope and giving to others.
What does HOPE look like? For someone with a deadly form of brain cancer, Beth sees hope in new clinical trials. She sees HOPE in the faces of newly diagnosed patients and caregivers when they meet long-term survivors who have faced the same grim prognosis and beat it. She sees hope in hearing researchers talk about novel ideas they are working on in the lab that might actually extend life by years rather than just weeks. There are so many brilliant ideas on the shelves just waiting for funding. The more trials we can fund, the faster we can find a cure for brain tumor patients.
Dr. Wally Curran is the Executive Director of Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute, and Winship is the nation’s newest National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center – the only such center in Georgia. Beth wants her legacy to be a nationally recognized adult brain tumor center of excellence here in Atlanta. Dr. Curran has spoken to the awesome strengths Winship currently has in the brain tumor space and what pieces Emory still needs to fulfill our dream.
ANYONE who has loved a friend or family member through a brain tumor; ANYONE who just wants to make sure that a brain tumor center of excellence is in their backyard before they need one for their own family is very much needed in this endeavor.
With one in two men and one in three women predicted to get cancer in their lifetime, and with 20-40% of cancers metastasizing to the brain (including lung, melanoma, breast, colon and kidney), don’t you want our brain tumor center to be one of the very best?
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