Go Grey in May for Brain Cancer Awareness Month
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As part of the National Walk to End Brain Tumors, Team “Go Joey Go” of Jensen Beach has been formed. All walker runners are welcome to join them Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 7:00 AM at Indian Riverside Park, 1707 NE Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach. Check in begins at 7:00 AM, Run/Walk at 8:00 AM. A Silent Auction will be conducted immediately after the walk/run.
Team “Go Joey Go” has had firsthand experience with the challenges of a brain tumor when in 2011, 4-year old Joey Swanson of Jensen Beach was diagnosed with pilomyxoid astrocytoma, an extremely rare and lethal form of cancer. He had surgery September 9, 2011 and during a 10-hour surgery, doctors removed part of the tumor on Joey’s brain, however, an inoperable tumor remains on his brainstem. Doctors implanted chemotherapy wafers in Joey’s brain. Joey has had several procedures and after his January, 2014 MRI it seems to be in remission.
Joey and his family live in a Jensen Beach neighborhood with both sets of grandparents, three aunts and two uncles. Their strong family ties are important as the family fights for Joey and all those affected by brain tumors. Everyone is encouraged to join them for this very important cause.
For more information on Team “Go Joey Go” contact Nancy Swanson at 772-530-1504 or Susan Parisi at 772-215-8662.