Marathon runner and brain cancer survivor Tom O’Donnell presents a check to Ellen Stainback, director of External Relations at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. O’Donnell, who was diagnosed with a grad 2 oligoden-droglioma in 2009, recently participated in the 2015 Tobacco Road Marathon and won his division. He donated the cash award to his Angels Among Us fundraising team, 100% Possible. Since 2010 when he first began supporting Angels Among Us, O’Donnell and his team have raised more than $51,000.
“Participating means everything to me,” O’Donnell said. “It’s a day like no other, and it’s not often I get to run a race in which I finish with my oncologist.”
Angels Among Us, a 5K and 3K family walk, takes place at Duke University on Saturday, April 25. To date Angels Among Us has raised nearly $1 million toward a $2 million goal. Proceeds benefit the extraordinary scientific research conducted at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center.