I had big plans to be super organized heading into May this year, but for various reasons, it just didn’t happen. So here we are, on May 4th (Star Wars Day!), and I’m just now making a post about all the ways you can get involved this month. There was a big event on May 1st in DC, Race for Hope, so I’m sorry for not getting word out to all of you in time to participate in that. It was only the first of many events this month, though, so without further delay, here are some ways you can get involved:
Wear gray. It’s the most simple way to show your support. Grey is a pretty bland color, though, so to really get people’s attention, you might need to draw some attention to yourself. Maybe some crazy hair, or a Hawaiian shirt on top of your grey… something te get people wondering what’s going on with you. 😉 You can even take a gray selfie and enter to win a prize!
Change your profile picture. Make your profile image go gray this month. Need some inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board.
Support on online fundraiser. Maybe you’re busy. We get that. So skip coffee or drinks for one day and donate that money to an online fundraiser. You can find some worthy places to donate at these links:
Sponsor a runner in California here , here , here or here
Sponsor Runners in Iowa
Sponsor a runner in Kansas here or here
Sponsor a runner in Pennsylvania here
Sponsor a runner in Virginia
Go to an event! This one is a little bit trickier because the events are in specific geographic locations, but if you can make it to one, please do! The folks that organize these events put a lot of hard work into them, and it physical events can be a real boost for survivors. I’m listing the ones I could find by date and then location.
4th Annual Race for Hope DSM – Des Moines, IA
San Diego Brain Tumor Walk – The Waterfront Park, San Diego, CA –
Comedy Night – Hollywood, CA
12th Annual Team Billy Ride & Walk for Research – Saratoga Springs, NY
Boston Brain Tumor Ride – Waltham, MA
CureFest 2016 – Humble, TX
Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk – Crissy Field, San Francisco, CA
Charleston Brain Tumor Walk – Mount Pleasant, SC
I am sure I’ve missed a lot of events for the month due to lack of research time. Do you have an event or activity to share? Please add it in the comments!