The “Walking Heads” team will be comprised of her two children, Diane and Max, her husband Erik, and several extended family and friends.
The walk will be personal for Mrs. King, who was diagnosed five years ago with a low grade glioma on her left frontal lobe. Mrs. King reports that after a few years of trying different medications, the dizziness, migraines and seizures are finally under control “and is “feeling so much better now.”But she also notes, “I am one of the very, very lucky ones. Low grade gliomas can often go undetected until they become fatal or cancerous and then the treatment options are limited as is life expectancy. When my glioma decides to grow, that fate will be mine, but until then I will do everything I can to support Brain Tumor research so that the options and outlook will be more positive.”
Friends and community members wishing to support this cause can visit Mrs. King’s Walking Heads Team Page here.
Did you know . . .
Each year over 210,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor - that’s over 575 people every day.
Because brain tumors are located at the control center for thought, emotion, and movement, their effects on an individual’s physical and cognitive abilities can be devastating.
Among children under age 20, brain tumors are the most common form of solid tumor, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death, following leukemia.
Brain tumor research is underfunded. National Brain Tumor Society is the only organization that not only funds significant research, but also advocates for increased government funding.
No two brain tumors are alike. Prognosis, or expected outcome, is dependent on several factors including the type of tumor, location, response to treatment, an individual’s age, and overall health status.
There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, making effective treatment very complicated.