San Diego Union-Tribune, "Going Over the Edge for Brain Cancer Research"
November 2, 2013
by Deborah Sullivan Brennan
BethAnn went Over the Edge yesterday to help fight brain cancer! Her feat along with many others including American Idol winner David Cook was written about in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Read more about their amazing accomplishment here.
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"Athlete Living with Cancer Set to Rappel Down San Diego High-Rise"
Fox 5 SanDiego
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BethAnn is currently in Southern California to partipate in a number of charity events to call attention to children who are battling brain cancer. Her journey and event in San Diego this weekend to rappel down a high-rise for charity has been written about on the Fox 5 San Diego website.
Los Angeles Times, "Athlete Living with Cancer Set to Rappel Down San Diego High-Rise"
October 29, 2013
by Amy Hubbard
BethAnn is currently in Southern California to partipate in a number of charity events to call attention to children who are battling brain cancer. Her journey and event in San Diego this weekend to rappel down a high-rise for charity has been written about in an article in the Los Angeles Times newspaper. The link to the ariticle is here.
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Brain Cancer Survivor Runs Marine Corps Marathon
October 28, 2013
by Andrea Roane, WUSA 9 News, Weekday Morning Anchor
BethAnn and Cristina Bonner were recently interviewed by USA 9 News Morning Anchor, Andrea Roane, following the 2013 Marine Corp Marathon. BethAnn talked about her journey with brain cancer and how she has used her misfortune to help others through raising awarness for brain cancer and helping to raise funds for research through Accelerated Brain Cancer Cure (www.abc2.org).
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Lessons from a Kona Ironman World Champion Finisher
Contagious Optimism (Viva Editions - 2014)
by Jenny Cutler Lopez
BethAnn was interviewed and has a chapter written by Jenny in the upcoming release of Contagious Optimism (Viva Editions - 2014) about her journey through life with brain cancer and her determination to compete in the Ironman Worldchampionships in Kona, Hawaii in 2013. To enjoy an audio reading of BethAnn's story from the book, please click the image to the right or go to www.jennycutlerlopez.com.
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Brain Cancer Survivor to Compete in Marine Corps Marathon and Rappel "Over the Edge" for Charity
BethAnn Telford will complete in two events this fall to benefit Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (www.abc2.org) and Team Kids (www.teamkids.org).
To continue to raise awareness for children with brain cancer, Telford is training to compete in her 12th Marine Corps Marathon and will run the event with the help of 26 “coaches” as part of Team Kids Relay and Team Inspiration, who will run with her for each of the 26 miles. Each mile is dedicated to a child who is battling or has battled against brain cancer.
For more information on her race for a cure, the 26 children, or to make a donation, please go to the Race Towards a Cure website at www.abc2.org/mcm.
One week later, Telford will rappel down the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego - the tallest building on the San Diego waterfront – to continue to bring hope and support to the San Diego-based brain cancer research community through the Over the Edge for Brain Cancer event sponsored by Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.
Special Event...Night of Hope Fundraiser! Dolce Veloce
Monday, October 7, 2013 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Dolce Veloce Cicchetti Wine Bar
10826 Fairfax Boulevard Fairfax, VA 22030 Tel.: (703) 385-1226
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Please join us on this special evening for, “Race Towards A Cure” - Marine Corps Marathon and help raise funds and awareness for brain cancer research projects and collaborations sponsored by Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. With your support, we will advance the research that will soon find the cure.
In 2005, BethAnn Telford, was diagnosed with brain cancer. She had surgery later that year and was determined not to allow cancer to limit what she could do in the future. She has run at least one marathon each year since her diagnoses and last year, she conquered the world famous Kona Ironman Triatholon, which includes a 2.4 mile ocean swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon. She finished the race in 15 hours, 13 minutes and 42 seconds. She will be running this year’s Marine Corp Marathon again; her 12th in a row.
She has inspired thousands by her tireless fight to raise money for brain cancer research and has focused her time and effort on helping children afflicted with brain cancer. Her best friend, 7 year old, Anya Zvorsky, is also from her hometown and fights along with BethAnn to find a cure for this horrible disease.
Please know that 100% of ALL PROCEEDS will go towards this cause, so each and every contribution, big or small, will be appreciated. We are so excited to be a part of this and look forward to seeing you soon!
BethAnn Telford, Sandeep Thakrar, Lamont Easter, Rokas Beresniovas and myself, Larissa Johnson
* Ask about sponsorship opportunities * Suggested cocktail attire * Suggested donation at the door: $20 (cash only)
Discovery Channel... Look for the Discovery Channel program "Patient Ed: Silent Suffering: When Your Bladder Takes Control" which features BethAnn Telford along with her doctor, Dr. Tiffany Sotelo, the Director of the Pelvic Floor Center at the George Washington University Hospital. The program discusses the affects of overactive bladders and the many good treatment options available. BethAnn has just under gone Bladder (Cystoplasty) Augmentation due to her overactive bladder in connection with her brain cancer. Check your local listings for times in your area or click the image below to see the documentary on vimeo.
Please sign up for the Run Rogue 5K and help support Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and Life with Cancer!
REV3 RUN ROGUE 5K!! Saturday, March 23, 2013 Fairfax Corner Plaza 8:00 am 1K Fun Run 8:30 am 5K Run/Walk
As is the case for many people in our community, the fight against cancer is close to our hearts. We are organizing the Rev3 Run Rogue 5K in their honor to help fund two amazing charities. Proceeds from the race will be split evenly between Life With Cancer and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.
Run Rogue 5K is a family-oriented event where participants can walk or run a fun USATF certified 5K course or participate in the 1K kids fun run before the main event. Cancer touches so many people in our community and Run Rogue 5K is a great way to show your support and help make a difference. We hope to see you on race day!
In the winter of 2005, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. I was scared and thought my life would never be the same again. I had my first surgery in the spring of that year and was determined to not let my illness limit what I could do in the future. I would fight to regain my abilities and to push my boundaries, if only to say I am still here and fighting. Having run several marathons before my diagnosis, I slowly learned to walk and run again and was able to complete the Marine Corp Marathon six months later in the fall. Over the last three years, I had the wonderful opportunity to run the Boston Marathon and was able to re-qualify (and set a PR) for Boston in my Father's hometown of Scranton, PA at the Steamtown Marathon this fall and have registered for the Boston Marathon in 2012. Though qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon has been extremely difficult and trying, the sense of accomplishment and expanding my boundaries was helped by the confidence I gained when I finished my first Eagleman 70.3 triathlon and the Lake Placid Ironman.
This year, I realized a life-long dream by winning an opportunity to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. It was an amazing experience that I was able to share with my family and friends as I crossed the finish line with a flag of "hope" with the names of the many children I have met afflicted with brain cancer written across the front. To read more about my experience on the "Ironman World Championship" tab.