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You probably already know that GBM is a vicious, deadly disease. The question we all have is, what are we going to do about it?  

As we approach the fourth annual GBM Awareness Day on July 20, 2022, we’re asking you to get involved.  

Our goal: to raise $50,000 for breakthrough GBM research. 

Our motivation and inspiration? People like Kelli, a 44-year-old mother of three who was just diagnosed with GBM nine months ago.  

“Can I just live for like, six seconds, and breathe? Well, that’s not the nature of this disease,” Kelli says. “We need a cure!”  

Kelli just learned in May that her tumor is growing again. She is also dealing with mobility issues — she has lost 70% of function on her left side. She can no longer cook for her family, garden or drive, among many other things.

“What I want you to know is, GBM is a wrecker. It wrecks families, it wrecks lives. It shouldn’t have to be like this,” Kelli says. 

Kelly, GBM survivor
Kelli, GBM Survivor

We agree and hope you’ll join us in July to raise awareness and increased funds for GBM Awareness Day (July 20.)   

Last year, with the help of folks like you, we raised funds that supported research on immunotherapy as a potential treatment for GBM. This work could ultimately improve the lives of patients like Kelli and the 13,000+ people who will be diagnosed with GBM this year.  

You can give early to our GBM Awareness Day campaign. Just click the Give Now button. Thank you!  

Others Supporting GBM Awareness Day

Dan Zappa, GBM survivor

"Not long ago, [my wife] Aimee and I were on the receiving end of support networks like the ABTA, searching for options and hope. Now we are the ones sharing what we know."

— Dan, GBM Survivor

Ryan, Caregiver

“It takes organizations like the ABTA to raise awareness and help drive increased research. Our goal — prevent other families from going through what we are currently going through. Without organizations like the ABTA, the diagnosis of this disease would be even more bleak.”

— Ryan, Caregiver

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Jessie Schlacks

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