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Sun June 2, 2024 Milwaukee, WI 53201 US

Luisa Melton
Strain for the Brain in Spain!

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Raised of $2,000


Cousins on the Camino...

Welcome! On March 29th myself along with my cousins Sari, Sofi, Patty, and Jessica will be walking the last leg of the Camino de Santiago for 5 days covering 72 miles and many towns filled with breathtaking views and amazing culture, all while creating incredible memories of an unforgettable trip. We will start in Sarria, Spain and end our journey at the beautiful Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. In addition, we will meet hundreds of people from all over the world conquering the same pilgrimage. Everyone that does the Camino does it for many different reasons.  My cousins came up with the idea to take this trip because when it all boils down to it, life is short and we need special moments and adventures like this to live life to the fullest. A little bit after flights were booked I felt a nudge to walk for a cause and raise funds for Strain for the Brain. This organization worked directly with my cousin Brenda when she was diagnosed with GBM  (Glioblastoma Multiforme). All proceeds contribute to advancements in research, find better treatment and eventually cures. In addition, proceeds support programs for people affected by this cancer. Groundbreaking research will assist Brenda's neuro-oncologist, Dr. Jennifer Connelly better treat all her patients as well as prepare her medical students at Froedtert Hospital through the Medical College of Wisconsin. I call us the "Camino Cousins" and we're raising funds in memory of Brenda and my Godmother Titi Conchi (Sari's Mom) whose life was also stolen by brain cancer, for those that continue fighting, and for those who will get the news someday. Help us reach our goal and who knows...maybe even surpass it! A few months after our return, I will complete the fundraising on June 2nd by running the Strain for the Brain 5K in Milwaukee (making it 75 miles!) and dream of the day when advanced research will help others beat it or manage it with a good quality of life!



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$2,325 Raised By 31 Donors

$250 on behalf of Ana Bartholomew
$250 from Anonymous
$150 on behalf of YOLANDA CAMILO
$100 on behalf of Ana Hamil
$100 on behalf of Andrew Hilson
$100 on behalf of Christine Bueckers
$100 on behalf of Dena Fischer
$100 on behalf of Edmundo Bermudez
$100 on behalf of Joanne Rancich
$100 on behalf of Margaret Glenzinski
$100 on behalf of Maritza Bermudez
$100 on behalf of Patricia Camilo
$100 on behalf of Tammy Minuti
$50 on behalf of Amy Burris
$50 on behalf of Cameron Coen
$50 on behalf of Jen Barbick
$50 on behalf of Karen Brasile
$50 on behalf of Karen L Herbert
$50 from Anonymous
$50 on behalf of Marty and Brandy McLysaght! xo
$50 on behalf of Patricia Camilo
$50 on behalf of Sofia Camilo
$25 on behalf of Amy Novak
$25 from Anonymous
$25 on behalf of Grace Thomas
$25 on behalf of Jennie Berg
$25 on behalf of Kevin Kapala
$25 on behalf of Millie Mendez
$25 on behalf of Pamela Graffagna
$25 on behalf of Sharon Skinner
$25 on behalf of Wendy Sullivan

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