In Marvin's Memory: Sprinting Towards a Cure

In Marvin's Memory: Sprinting Towards a Cure

After he passed away from an oligodendroglioma brain tumour in 2009, Marvin Kuretzky’s sister Rene decided that his legacy as a gentle, kind and hopeful person should live on and help support the fight against brain tumours. She says, “He was given a prognosis of two years when he was diagnosed,” she recalls, “but he proved them wrong by living life to its fullest for 10 years.”

As an avid fundraising walk participant, she knew that coordinating a team for the Toronto Spring Sprint (now Brain Tumour Walk) was a wonderful way to honour her brother. And so, ‘In Marvin’s Memory’ a team of family and friends was created. Rene says, “We are so motivated to both raise awareness about this disease and to raise funds for brain tumour research.”

The first year the team participated in the Spring Sprint, there were about 30 team members; this year, the third year for the team, they hope to attract even more team members and to raise even more funds.

Thinking about the event coming soon, Rene says, “We all look forward to the day, it is a fun event where we can remember Marvin and connect with others. He would have loved to see his friends and family involved and helping others in this way.”

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Story posted: March 2012


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