Today was a great day at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The Texas NF Foundation put on a symposium for NF patients detailing the latest treatment options, research, genetic testing, clinical trials, learning disabilities, and educational partnerships regarding neurofibromatosis. We had incredible presenters: Dr. John Slopis, Dr. Bartlett Moore, Dr. Ian McCutcheon, Dr. Shweta Dhar, Dr. Laura Klesse and Brenda Nelson.
Making Cancer History Bicycle Team Rides Again
Members of Team Cheniere hit the road again to raise money for neurofibromatosis research at M. D. Anderson. The 2006 Race Across America, an annual cycling competition involving about 40 different teams, left San Diego, Calif, on June 13, 2006 and rode over 3,000 miles nonstop, day and night and arrived in Atlantic City, NJ.
This year’s “Making Cancer History Team” consists of only two riders, Chris Shaw and Kirk Gentle (left). A support team included Leslie Christison, RN, head nurse of the Robin Bush child and adolescent Clinic, and M. D. Anderson photographer Shawn Green. In 2005, Team Cheniere raised over $100,000 to fund neurofibromatosis research programs at M. D Anderson. They hope to raise even more this year to benefit the Children’s Cancer Hospital.
One of our patients, Emily Parker, has been adopted as their “pedal partner,” a living inspiration for riders to keep going. Read Emily’s story at teammakingcancerhistory.org.
Read Team Cheniere’s “road journal” or make a donation on their website.
This Year the event will be this April. Date to be announced.