Monday, September 12, 2011

3rd Annual CTF Neurofibromatosis Awareness Walk!

The weather was perfect and the kids were all dressed in their walking gear as we headed to Littleton, Colorado for the 3rd Annual CTF NF Awareness Walk.  The walk took place at Clement Park and had a turn out of over 200 people!  Friends and and family members dealing with the diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis came out to show their support by taking part in the walk and also providing much needed donations, to help fund research.

"Team Thrive" had their NF green shirts on and sported  trendy blue/green hair!  Five of the Nine people in TEAM THRIVE are affected by Neurofibromatosis, including my 15 year old daughter, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a brain tumor, caused by NF.

One of Bailey's doctors as well as Adam Foote from the Colorado Avalanche came to show their desire to learn more about Neurofibromatosis, the tumor based disorder that affects more than 3,000 births, each year.

After the walk, which was about a mile, family and friends shared a BBQ lunch and took park in the great items in the silent auction.  The total amount raised was over $20,000!

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