Raising funds for a great cause with the Brain Power 5K



Get out and get energized for important cause!

Kelly Bolinger and Brooke Wheeler stopped by Studio 512 to talk about Brain Power 5K. The run benefits brain tumor survivors and those working hard to find a cure. Brooke told us about her long and inspiring road to recovery. After suffering a Grand mal Seizure last summer, doctors discovered a tumor in the part of the brain that controls motor function. The tumor could not be removed surgically so a biopsy was performed causing Brooke to lose her ability to walk. She underwent radiation and months of physical therapy. During that time, Kelly joined her fight with moral support and information about the resources to help Brooke recover.

Kelly is a seven year cancer survivor who started the Brain Power 5K in 2011, She stressed the importance of donating even a little bit of money because it can be put to so many good uses. She points out that the government matches donations so that for every dollar donated, the government will give 5 dollars to research into a cure. The run itself is in its fourth year. Kelly says there is a special emphasis on survivors who run the race. Family and friends are encouraged to make inspiring signs that are put along the race course.

The race starts Sunday morning September 7th at 8:30 at the Cedar Park Center. Online registration ends Thursday, September 4th so sign-up today.

Oh and when you go out there, look for Brooke. She’ll be the one doing the Running Man pose as she crosses the finish line.


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