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Rise to the Challenge 2021

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We challenge you to travel with us across the US and support brain tumor research along the way. 
Join anytime from NOW - October 31, 2021
Be Brave for Life is asking you to Rise to the Challenge and help us travel virtually from our founder Riley's hometown of Pawlet, VT to Los Angeles, CA. That's right, from coast to coast - 3000 miles! We'll stop along the way to "pick up" Riley in Nashville, where she's attending her first year of college.
We're going to work together as we raise money and awareness for non-cancerous brain tumor research.
We hope you will be able to join us on October 31st in Vermont for a special hike to celebrate all that we have accomplished together!

Virtual Challenge:
You can walk, hike, run, bike, swim, jump or all of the above and more!
Ask your friends and family to sponsor you as you log miles in whichever activity you choose. Sponsors can give a set amount or give per mile.
Click "Sign Up" to register - the registration fee is $25 per person (this includes your very own Rise to the Challenge 2021 t-shirt!)

The Why

In 2015, Riley Callen, Burr & Burton Academy Class of '21 graduate, started Be Brave for Life after her third brain surgery to remove a tumor in her brainstem. Be Brave for Life's mission is to inform, support, and improve the lives of individuals affected by brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease. We believe that the only way to find better treatment options and a cure is by supporting innovative research, improving collaboration, and creating a community around bravery and hope.

Join Us!

Rise to the Challenge is a way to leverage your fitness to help others with a brain tumor diagnosis - just like Riley has done. As you join in this effort...As you raise funds to create awareness around and support research for a cure...You will discover the power that comes from being brave!

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