As part of National Cancer Control Month, we want to remember those we have lost, support those fighting this disease, and recommit to progressing toward effective cancer control. Our April 20 and 21, 2013 Run For Rhodes #Anywhere5K is to honor one such person, Dustin Rhodes.
Dustin is a 28-year-old husband, father, son, brother, friend, and runner whose life was changed in one 48-hour period from training for a 50-mile ultra race to a race to figure out how to deal with the severely aggressive brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, that made him collapse at work. Until that day, he was in peak health.
Dustin is only one of 200 people in the world in their 20s to be diagnosed with this type of cancer. An intensively sensitive and delicate surgery in January removed 90% of the tumors, one of which still lies perilously close to his brain’s “motor strip.” He faces radiation treatment, chemotherapy, rehabilitation, and a long fight to beat the odds.
To register complete and submit the entry form. Come race day, download and print your #Anywhere5K bib, run your race, and submit your time using the finisher form. All that’s left is to spread the word on Twitter and Facebook.
Donations for Dustin
There are several ways to help Dustin. First and foremost, running or walking in the Run for Rhodes will strengthen him and his family. Second, raising awareness of the need for research into effective cures for glioblastoma multiforme is key. Lastly, this young family faces serious financial consequences. Both Dustin and Rebecca had to leave their jobs, and the treatment will outstrip his health insurance. Cards, letters, and donations can be sent to:
P.O. Box 14
Dallastown, PA 17313-0014
Alternatively, you can donate online using the link: http://dustrhodes.com/how-you-can-help/
To learn more about Dustin’s story and subscribe to updates, visit his website at www.dustrhodes.com.
We’re giving away Road ID gift cards, a bottle of Advanced Joint Health Complex courtesy of Shaklee, a Runnr.co tech tee, a GU Energy Labs prize pack of gels, and three #RunChat prize packs (1 for a #RunChat visor, tattoos, and a sticker, and 2 for #RunChat tattoos and a sticker). To be eligible for the giveaways you’ll need to:
- Register for the race.
- Finish the race and submit your time.
- Share a photo with your Run For Rhodes #Anywhere5K bib on our Facebook page or via Twitter with the #Anywhere5K hashtag.
This #Anywhere5K is sponsored by: