September 30, 2013, Yountville, CA – The Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) has teamed up withAccelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) to go “over the edge” and raise money and awareness for brain cancer research, treatment and to find a cure. Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a unique fundraising challenge where participants or “edgers” commit to a fundraising minimum in exchange for the opportunity of a lifetime – to rappel down the tallest building on the San Diego Skyline. Over the Edge for Brain Cancer takes place the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego California. Proceeds from Over the Edge for Brain Cancer will be directed towards a San Diego-based brain cancer research project.
The Tug McGraw Foundation is one of the country’s leading organizations dedicated to enhancing thequality of life of children and adults with brain related diseases and their families by stimulating and facilitating research that addresses the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual impact of the disease.
“We have been collaborating with ABC2 for many years and support their philosophy that the greatest advances in science and medicine are driven by entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration. When they approached us about Over the Edge, we knew we had to be involved,” stated Jennifer Brusstar, President and CEO of the Tug McGraw Foundation. “We have assembled a brave group of edgers called “Team McGraw” and are thrilled to be led by team leader and brain cancer survivor Trevor Smith Schaefer, co-founder of Trevor’s Trek Foundation. After reading Trevor’s very personal story The Boy On the Lake, I knew we had to collaborate with this young man. His story of courage and hope is an inspiration for anyone living with brain cancer. Trevor was diagnosed with a brain tumor in his early teens and today he is in his twenties running his own foundation. To have Trevor leading Team McGraw gives hope to the 4000 plus children who are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year.