Last year, some of the Mustard team participated in the National Brain Tumor Society's "Brain Tumor Walk" to help raise money and awareness for brain cancer. Not only does cancer fucking suck, but it also claimed a close friend of ours.
(6/1/1986 - 12/7/2011)Alicia Skiba was a joy to be around and it still to this day is hard to imagine that she is really gone. Her son misses her dearly and so do all her friends and family.
(From her birthday that just passed.)
Our friend Ashley, her sister, was later diagnosed a month after her sister's passing with a similar type of cancer. Ashley, however, is a very strong girl and a fighter. We are all hoping and pulling for her to beat this thing everyday. That's what makes this walk even more dear to all of us!
Ashley and Alicia
Last year was excellent. Great food, great talks, and great vibes. The thing that made it even better was to see so many people united for the same cause. Not just in our group, but in all the groups! Everyone was so happy and just thrilled to be doing a great thing for those that may not be here to join us on the walk, or for those that have been affected by this horrible disease still with us.
This year, the goal isn't just to raise more money, but to also have more people there. The event is one that you don't want to miss. Very fun! You can even do the whole walk on your skateboard! Of course, whatever you can donate is always appreciated, but the experience is one you won't want to miss. Get out and do something that will mean a lot to many.
There is only one week left to register. If you are interested in joining us on this amazing day, please follow this link. BRAIN TUMOR WALK REGISTRATION The team Ashley has started up is called "Alicia and Ashley's Angels" and if you do register or donate, you can search that name to make sure it goes to her. If not, you can always just donate to the cause itself anonymously.
Remember that "funds raised through this event help the National Brain Tumor Society to drive strategic research initiatives aimed at finding new therapies as quickly as possible, and empower the brain tumor community to advocate for vital government programs and policies that will result in better treatments and quality of life for those affected by brain tumors." If you've never done anything to help people, here is a great chance to get started! Now go register and let's help those that need it!