We just returned from Washington, DC and the excitement of Brain Tumor Action Week. The 5k Race for HOPE on Saturday was awesome! There are pictures in our photo gallery of the race. You could not help to be in awe as you see these thousands of people coming together to raise money for Brain Tumor Awareness and for research.
On Monday we met with the North American Brain Tumor Coalition for Advocacy Training and preparation to go to the Hlil on Tuesday. We spent a day in training and learning more about BT’s and the bills in Congress that we were going to bring to the attention of our Senators and Representatives. You had that awesome feeling of “Getting Involved” and for a good cause.
Monday night we met at the Upper Senate Fountain for the Vigil and Reading of the Names. Over 1000 names were read including survivors and angels. We also walked around the Senate Fountain and viewed the “Hidden Under Our Hat Project”. Over 2500 hats represented both survivors and angels. Each of the Hats from the festival in Salisbury, Maryland were added to the Hidden Under Our Hat project. As each hat was placed a picture was taken. These hats were placed with love and remembrance of each of the people who placed them in honor or memory of a loved one in Salisbury.
Tuesday we headed to Capitol Hill. We had the opportunity to meet with Legislative health aides of our Maryland Senators. They were very gracious and listened as we shared, presented information, and asked for support on issues affecting the brain tumor community.
Next year, think about joining us in Washington, D.C. for Brain Tumor Action Week. You can make a difference!