So today is officially Brain Awareness Week! Day 6.
And yes, I know that I unfortunately missed a blog update for Day 5. I have been feeling so good, and since they went through my eyebrow for surgery instead of the side of my head, I don’t generally LOOK too worse for the wear, so I sometimes forget that its only been now just over 3 weeks since I had brain surgery, which is actually significant surgery. So yesterday, after concentrating and doing some real work for a few hours in the morning/early afternoon, I basically crashed, completely exhausted, with a headache. So I was unable to update for Day 5. But I’m BACK for Day 6!
And this is exciting! During my surgery recovery, while sitting around unable to do too much, I has searching around on the internet and found the organization Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, or ABC2.org. And I discovered that they happen to have a team running in the LA Marathon which is THIS weekend (TOMORROW!). They are based out of Washington DC, so finding out they were having a bit of an event here in LA, and so soon, made me quite excited.
But, first, I’m NOT a runner. And second, I just had surgery, so even if I was a runner, I’m not allowed to run a marathon so soon after surgery. However, I AM a photographer. So I emailed them and asked if there was anything I could do for them photography wise. And as it turned out, they were happy to have someone to help document the event.
So today I went to their runner’s luncheon and got to meet several of their runners that are on the ABC2 Marathon Team. I took a few pictures of everyone getting together today with the Team Leader, American Idol, David Cook. Tomorrow I’m going to hang out at the finish line and see if I’m able to capture a few of the runners as they finish and in their celebration post run. We’ll see if we’re able to organize that since it might be mayhem down at the finish line, but fingers crossed it works out!
Good Luck to the runners!!
And check out http://www.abc2.org – they raise money to aid in research to help find a cure for brain cancer, and in turn try to help this research move quickly from the research labs to the clinics where it may be implemented quickly to help as many people as possible. Visit. Donate. Volunteer. Fundraise. Spread the word.