The Have A Chance Walk is the story of two families – families connected by coincidence, by fate and by the desire to change the course of the fight against brain cancer. The Lichtenstein and Roth families share a date in history that each will never forget. On that day – October 1, 2003 – the Roths lost their son and brother Jeff as the Lichtensteins lost their son and brother Gary. Both young men battled a glioblastoma multiform, the most aggressive form of brain tumors.
Although they did not know of each other at the time, the Roths and Lichtensteins were on parallel paths to ensure that their devastating losses would not be in vain. Both families have worked tirelessly for much of a decade to fund research and care for those battling brain tumors. The Roths founded Have A Chance, producers of the successful Have A Chance Walk to Fight Brain Tumors and the Lichtensteins founded Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC), a foundation dedicated to funding medical research, and patient and caregiver support groups. In 2006, both organizations hosted an inaugural fundraising event to begin to raise funds in the fight against brain tumors. Now, in 2010, they join forces to continue their fight together, in Jeff and Gary’s honor and memory… Continue reading the story on the Walk website >>>
Pictured, from left: VABC co-founders Adam, Eric, and Mario Lichtenstein at the 2010 Have a Chance Walk
2011 Join the Voices! Against Brain Cancer Run/Walk in the spirit of Fred Lebow
Join us on Sunday, December 4, 2011 in New York City’s Central Park for a 5-Mile Race, 1.7-Mile Walk, Kids Races, and Family Festival. Learn more and sign up at jointhevoices.org.
2010 Have a Chance Walk 2010
On Sunday, October 17, 2010, Voices Against Brain Cancer held the Have A Chance Walk, a scenic 5k walk with friends and family, in Battery Park in Manhattan. The money raised at the Walk will help bring an end to brain tumors, which affect more than 200,000 people each year.
An attendee at the Have a Chance Walk had this to say: What an incredible weekend at Have a Chance! Gary would be very proud of his dad! I don’t know how I can ever thank you for including us in such an incredible weekend. We both truly felt honored. Rest assured, “Have a Chance” is on our calender from now on. Once again thank you with all my heart!!!”
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Thanks again to all our family and friends who walked and who supported the walkers. Your spirit helps us in the fight against brain cancer!
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