Tri-ing to Make an Impact

Novaspect operations co-workers will “tri” to make a difference for pediatric brain cancer research at this year’s Chicago Triathlon on August 25th. Team “Operation Swifty” (Terry, Chad, and Jayme) are participating in the International distance relay event and team “What Was I Thinking” (Carla, Amy, and Don) are teaming up for the Sprint distance relay. We hope to make an impact for Swifty Foundation – we’ll TRI our best!

Campaign Goal: $3,000

Amount Raised: $3105

If you’re ready to be part of the movement to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer, please fill out the donate form below.

A Bit About The Swifty Foundation

The Swifty Foundation began with Michael Gustafson who was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 10. Shortly after his diagnosis, Michael began fundraising for cancer research and recruited his friends to help. At the end of Michael’s battle, with the help of his parents Patti and Al, he started the Swifty Foundation.

The Swifty Foundation now focuses on finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer in three ways:

  1. Promoting post-mortem tissue donation to improve research
  2. Improving collaboration among organizations and researchers working to cure pediatric cancer
  3. Funding research of recurrent medulloblastoma

When Michael was nearing his 15th birthday, his mom recorded this video in a restaurant parking lot. By this point, Michael already knew he wasn’t going to beat brain cancer for himself. But he could beat it for someone else. In the video, Michael lays out what he called his “Master Plan” — to become a tissue donor in hopes of finding a cure.

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