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All in the Family: Raising Awareness and Support for GBM Research

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GBM Awareness Day: July 19, 2023

As we approach the fifth annual Glioblastoma (GBM) Awareness Day on July 19, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) asks you to join us to raise $50,000 for breakthrough GBM research.

Thanks to KM Legacy Foundation, the first $25,000 donated towards GBM Awareness Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar. The KM Legacy foundation was founded by Katie Monson, daughter of Danny Monson, ABTA board member and current treasurer. Katie was only 19 years old when she was diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM) in 2017. 

She created the KM Legacy Foundation to raise money for brain cancer awareness and research. Though Katie passed away in 2018 from GBM, her family continues to lead the foundation to advance progress in the fight against brain tumors and to honor her memory. 

GBM is the most common, complex, treatment-resistant, and deadliest type of brain cancer. The aggressive nature of GBM, which has only a five-year survival rate of 5% among adults, makes research, access to innovative treatments and reliable information even more important.

Because we understand the daily challenges and financial burdens that come with battling GBM, we want to make sure you know about some of the free programs and services we offer:   

Jessie Schlacks

Jessie Schlacks

Jessie is Managing Editor of the bi-monthly e-newsletter MindMatters. Submit story ideas or questions to jschlacks@abta.org.