Coast to Coast Moms on a Misson Fight Together to End Brain Tumors
Two moms, from opposite ends of the country, who have yet to meet, are answering the call to
action against brain tumors, with an astounding "yes".
Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) October 24, 2009 -- In light of President Obama's national call to volunteer, companies
and organizations around the country are encouraging community service. The Entertainment Industry
Foundation, for example, has launched its new "iParticipate" campaign to inspire a new era of volunteerism, and
other notable companies such as Disney, with their "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program, are set out to make
service a part of everyday life. But with a weak economy and everyone fending for themselves, will these valiant
campaigns mobilize a nation? Will individuals be compelled to take action and work together in these tough
times? Two moms, working together in the name of hope who have yet to meet in person, have said "yes".
Lisa Millar of Ashburn, VA and Melissa Culp of Tustin, CA are moms on a mission. With five children between
them (ranging in age from 5 months to 11 years of age), and from opposites ends of the country, these two women
have united around the cause of fighting brain cancer. In between being wife and mom, cooking, cleaning and
shuttling children from place to place, both women spend much of their free time finding ways to help raise
awareness and money for cancer and brain tumor research. Millar and Culp met through the Heroes of Hope Grey
Ribbon Crusade (www.greyribboncrusade.org), established to unite individuals and non-profit organizations in
the brain cancer community. Together they are spearheading the Grey Ribbon Crusade's Heroes of Hope Race for
Research. This year's race, sponsored by the Style Network, is a 5K/10K and Kid's Fun Run taking place Sunday,
November 8th at Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles, CA.
According to the National Cancer Institute and American Brain Tumor Association statistics, brain tumors are the
leading cause of sol