2018 Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk Benefiting the LSU Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Center
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
Audubon Park Shelter #10 – New Orleans
To register: www.kelseysgoal.com
We’re supporting the Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk for the fourth year and hope you will too! Culicchia Neurological Clinic has formed a team, “Culicchia,” and we invite you to join our team in the race. Simply register for our group at kelseysgoal.com.
Proceeds from the annual Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/Walk will support a center at LSU New Orleans Department of Neurosurgery to support the treatment of brain cancer patients, honoring Kelsey’s wish that patients receive quality care in the city so they don’t have to travel out of town.
Teams and individuals are urged to register for the race at kelseysgoal.com. The organized push for a more cohesive brain cancer treatment center in South Louisiana has yielded strides since the race began.
“Our medical community has made significant strides in the care of brain cancer patients over the last year,” said Frank Culicchia, MD, chair, LSU New Orleans Department of Neurosurgery. “University Medical Center has acquired the state’s first Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (IMRI), giving surgeons access to advanced, real-time data and diagnostic quality imaging during procedures. Also of significance is the fact that New Orleans finally has a neuro-oncologist to treat brain cancer patients.” Aaron G. Mammoser, M.D., joined the medical staff of LSU New Orleans Department of Neurosurgery as the Kelsey Bradley Favrot Chair in Neuro-Oncology and is now seeing patients and administering clinical research trials.
8:00 Kids Run, half-mile 8:30
Adults Run / Walk 9:30-11:00
Live music by Mithras, refreshments, award presentation Entry fees: $30 pre-registration; $35 race day; $15 for youths and seniors; special $10 fee for youths does not include t-shirt. Save $5.00 on registration fees by creating a group or team. Online registration and donations: kelseysgoal.com.
About Kelsey Favrot
On January 8th, 2008, Kelsey Favrot was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor known as Gliomatosis Cerebri. During the next 20 months, Kelsey underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy with courage, hope and grace. Unfortunately, she had to receive treatment out of town because none of the hospitals in New Orleans had a physician whose primary focus was neuro-oncology. The distance was a hardship for Kelsey, her family and friends, who preferred that she remain in New Orleans for care so they could be at her side. With characteristic determination, Kelsey began to explore ways to assist those who would face a brain cancer diagnosis in the future. Kelsey succumbed to brain cancer in August 2009.