Saint Anselm Grad Gureckis to Take Part in Boston Brain Tumor Walk
For Immediate Release
July 24, 2012
Courtesy of Saint Anselm Athletics Communications
Manchester, N.H. – Former Saint Anselm
College women's basketball player, Jen
Gureckis '11, will take part in the Boston Brain
Tumor Walk on Saturday, October 12 at Mother's Rest at Carson Beach
in Boston, Mass.
Gureckis, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the middle of her senior season after getting off to the best start of her career, is currently in remission, but her journey is far from over. Gureckis was averaging 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, while shooting 92.9 percent from the free throw line through her first nine games of the season when she was diagnosed.
To join Gureckis' team for the walk, visit www.BrainTumorWalk.org/Boston, click the "register" tab and choose "join a team." You can then search for her team, "Strength in Stride," which represents Gureckis' strength throughout her fight with brain cancer over the last year and a half.
The cost for those who pre-register online is $25 and a free T-shirt is also included. Participants can also register the day of the walk at 8 a.m. for $35. If you cannot walk that day, but would still like to have an impact, a donation would also be greatly appreciated, not only by Gureckis, but by everyone affected by brain tumors.
There are over 600,000 people in the U.S. living with a primary brain tumor and over 28,000 of these cases are among children under the age of 20. Each year approximately 210,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor – that's over 575 people a day.
For more information on Carson Beach, including how to get there, click here.
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