|What's New?||Submitted by||Date|
|Brain Tumor Awareness Month coverage in the Post & Courier||Brooke Davies||May 1, 2012|
|Monthly meetings suspended||Christa Lizzi||April 25, 2012|
|Finger foods after the vigil service||Christa Lizzi||April 25, 2012|
|Brain Tumor Awareness Month Events||Rachel Beard||April 18, 2012|
|Brain Tumor Action Fair list of vendors||Cinamon Kerr||April 18, 2012|
|Brain Tumor Awareness Night at the Riverdogs Game||Amy Bradley||April 18, 2012|
|More about the Bar-B-Q to Benefit Brain Tumor Research||Terrah Siwik||March 8, 2012|
|Bar-B-Q to Benefit MUSC Brain Tumor Research||Terrah Siwik||February 22, 2012|
|Dr. Giglio to Speak at the December Meeting||Christa Lizzi||November 10, 2011|
|Report on the October Meeting||Brooke Davies||October 12, 2011|
"Celebrating the Life and Resurrection of Eddi Davies"
(readings and music from her burial and memorial services)
|Brooke Davies||October 6, 20011|
|Eddi's Story - the Final Chapter||Brooke Davies||August 4, 20011|
|Articles from The Charleston Post and Courier||Brooke Davies||May 3, 2011|
|List of Vendors at the MUSC Brain Tumor Action Fair||Cinamon Kerr||April 28, 2011|
|Brain Tumor Research Fundraiser at the Windjammer||Christa Lizzi||April 27, 2011|
|Mayor Riley to Attend MUSC Brain Tumor Action Fair!!||Rachel Beard||April 26, 2011|
|Update to "Another Pitch for Brain Tumor Awareness"||Amy Bradley||April 19, 2011|
|Brain Tumor Action Week Updates and Flyers||Rachel Beard||April 14, 2011|
|Brain Tumor Telephone Support Group||Dee Owens||March 10, 2011|
|Jane Smith's Service||Jule Smith||February 28, 2011|
|Another Pitch for Brain Tumor Awareness||Amy Bradley||February 24, 2011|
|Four interesting and useful news items||Linda Kalameja||February 20, 2011|
|Jane Smith's Obituary||Jule Smith||February 13, 2011|
|Brain Tumor Action Week planning underway for 2011||Rachel Beard||February 11, 2011|
|News link: Genetic defect connected with glioblastoma||Brooke Davies||January 4, 2011|
|Frank and Brinkley Announce their Engagement||Frank Gary||December 9, 2010|
|Speaker for the December Meeting||Christa Lizzi||November 17, 2010|
|American Brain Tumor Association E-News||Nancy Graham||November 10, 2010|
|Report on the November Meeting||Brooke Davies||November 10, 2010|
|Singer/songwriter David M. Bailey's obituary||Linda Kalameja||October 15, 2010|
|Report on the October Meeting||Brooke Davies||October 13, 2010|
|Report on the September Meeting||Brooke Davies||September 9, 2010|
|Exciting guest speakers in October and November||Christa Lizzi||August 24, 2010|
|News link: Promising Vaccine Being Tested at UCLA||Olga Johnson||August 16, 2010|
|Testimony opposing the proposed SC sales tax on prescriptions||Julie Houston||August 13, 2010|
|Report on the August Meeting||Brooke Davies||August 11, 2010|
|Updated the series of stories about neurosurgery in Africa||Brooke Davies||July 28, 2010|
|News story: Charleston neurosurgeon in Africa||Brooke Davies||July 25, 2010|
|Cooper River Bridge Run Team Planned||Christa Lizzi||July 15, 2010|
|Report on the July Meeting||Jule Smith||July 15, 2010|
|Brain Tumor Action Week raised over $1000.00!||Rachel Beard||July 14, 2010|
|Can Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors? - another update||Brooke Davies||July 14, 2009|
|U. S. Senate passes Brain Tumor Awareness Month resolution||Julie Houston||May 28, 2010|
|New access to clinical trials for cancer patients in SC||Brian Heins||May 18, 2010|
|Storing and using brain tumor cells for customized treatment||Brian Heins||May 18, 2010|
|Can Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors? - a major new study||Brooke Davies||May 18, 2009|
|Another update on the Riverdogs Game May 14th||Amy Bradley||May 7, 2010|
|Channel 4 News report: Brain Tumor Awareness and Resources Fair||Brian Heins||May 7, 2010|
|MUSC Press Release for Brain Tumor Action Week||Rachel Beard||April 30, 2010|
|Vendors at the Brain Tumor Awareness and Resources Fair||Cinamon Kerr||April 29, 2010|
|MUSC Hero Research Fair||Rachel Beard||April 22, 2010|
|Time slots when Action Week volunteers are needed||Rachel Beard||April 21, 2010|
|Alan Kalameja's Journey (on his photo gallery page)||Linda Kalameja||April 21, 2010|
|Farewell Message from Mary Monoky||Mary Monoky||April 20, 2010|
|Alan's Home-Going Service (on his photo gallery page)||Linda Kalameja||April 18, 2010|
|We are now on Facebook!||Rachel Beard||April 16, 2010|
|Purchase tickets for the Riverdogs game on May 14th||Amy Bradley||April 16, 2010|
|Another special event during Brain Tumor Action Week||Rachel Beard||April 13, 2010|
|BTAO April Newsletter (PDF)||Julie Houston||April 13, 2010|
|National Brain Tumor Awareness Month||Julie Houston||April 13, 2010|
|Hollings Cancer Center Brain Tumor Program||Rachel Beard||April 12, 2010|
|Alan's Eulogy (posted on his photo gallery page)||Linda Kalameja||April 7, 2010|
|Savannah Rae Houston's Platform||Julie Houston||April 6, 2010|
|More details about Brain Tumor Action Week||Rachel Beard||March 19, 2010|
|Another Riverdogs Game - Save the Date||Amy Bradley||March 18, 2010|
|Alan's Obituary (posted on his photo gallery page)||Linda Kalameja||March 12, 2010|
|Links to two news stories||Linda Kalameja||March 12, 2010|
|Brain Tumor Action Week Printable Flyer (PDF)||Rachel Beard||March 12, 2010|
|Brain Tumor Action Week||Rachel Beard||March 11, 2010|
|Ask the Pharmacy Professor||Dr. Kathy Hogan||March 11, 2010|
|Alan's "Home Going Service"||Linda Kalameja||March 7, 2010|
|BTOA Fall Fundraiser in Charleston||Kate Watson||March 4, 2010|
|Another news report about GBM Treatment at Duke||Brian Heins||March 4, 2010|
|Death notice for Erin Updike||Mary Monoky||February 18, 2010|
|Dr. Q's Brain Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins||Cathie Petrich||February 14, 2010|
|National Brain Tumor Society Conference||Dee Owens||February 2, 2010|
|Death notice for Daren Kerr||Mary Monoky||February 1, 2010|
|Ribbon cutting for new unit at MUSC today||Brian Heins||January 27, 2010|
|Molly's Helping Hands||Andrew Knowlton||January 14, 2010|
|MUSC plans new cancer research program||Brian Heins||January 14, 2010|
|More BTAO Videos: Jane & Jule. Kate, Terry & Angie||Julie Houston||January 7, 2009|
|"At Duke, there is hope"||Dr. James Biddison||December 28, 2009|
|Can Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?||Brooke Davies||December 28, 2009|
|National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)||Dr. Pierre Giglio||December 7, 2009|
|"Wrapping Up Hope" & "Erin Updike's Testimony"||Julie Houston||December 7, 2009|
|LIVESTRONG Workshop in Charleston||Julie Houston||December 2, 2009|
|CyberKnife Radiosurgery at Roper St. Francis||Brooke Davies||November 17, 2009|
|Glioblastoma Lecture at MUSC||Dee Owens||October 28, 2009|
|Eddi Davies & Darcy Whalen on "Live 5 News"||Brooke Davies||October 21, 2009|
|"Simply Divine Garden" Photo Gallery||Prentiss & Brooke||October 21, 2009|
|Photos of Eddi's "Simply Divine Garden"||Prentiss Murphy||October 20, 2009|
|SC gets $5 million to notify patients of clinical trials||Brian Heins||October 6, 2009|
|"MoM Spa" offers free spa treatments to cancer patients||Brian Heins||September 29, 2009|
|News link: UCLA study of Avastin for recurrent Glioblastoma||Olga Johnson||September 29, 2009|
|"Daisy Dash" for "Simply Divine Garden"||Darcy Whalen||September 8, 2009|
|David Bailey concert at Furman||Julie Houston||September 8, 2009|
|A "Simply Divine Garden" for Eddi||Brooke Davies||September 8, 2009|
|Kate's Story of Hope (1st installment)||Kate Watson||August 14, 2009|
|MUSC research funding again soars to record levels||Brian Heins||August 14, 2009|
|Brain Tumor Awareness Month in the MUSC NeuroNews||Rachel Beard||August 10, 2009|
|News link: 7 key genes predict brain cancer survival||Brooke Davies||July 15, 2009|
|Link to news story: MUSC to receive NIH grant||Brian Heins||July 14, 2009|
|"Eating Well for Cancer"||Stacey Renouf||July 8, 2009|
|3-D Brain Surgery on TV - links to "The Doctors"||Nancy Graham||June 29, 2009|
|Roper St. Francis Cancer Center Groundbreaking||Brian Heins||June 24, 2009|
|Link to Brain Tumor Awareness Organization newsletters||Julie Houston||June 22, 2009|
|More links to brain cancer in the news||Linda Kalameja||June 17, 2009|
|Pitch for Brain Tumor Awareness photos||Amy Bradley||June 15, 2009|
|Pitch for Brain Tumor Awareness on TV||Brian Heins||June 13, 2009|
|Vigil Service Photo Gallery||Alan Kalameja||June 10, 2009|
|MUSC receives $2 million gift||Amy Bradley||June 5, 2009|
|Brain Surgery on TV||Brian Heins||May 21, 2009|
|More New links||Julie Houston||May 15, 2009|
|New links||several members||May 14, 2009|
|In case you missed it||The May meeting||May 13, 2009|
|The Brain Tumor Vigil Service||Julie Houston||May 7, 2009|
|Pitch for Brain Tumor Awareness||Amy Bradley||May 7, 2009|
|Offsite links||Brooke Davies||May 6, 2009|
|Eddi's Story||Brooke Davies||May 1, 2009|
|Brain Tumor Action Week||Rachel Beard||April 8, 2009|
|The Governor's Proclamation||Julie Houston||April 8, 2009|
|Caregivers of Brain Cancer Patients Play a Key Role||Brain Tumor Activism Alert: NovoTTF-100A|
|February Newsletter from the National Brain Tumor Society||MUSC Community Blog|
Jane Duncan Smith, 66, of Isle of Palms passed away in her home surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, February 13, 2011 after a courageous four year struggle with brain cancer.
Jane was born on September 15, 1944 in Lancaster, SC to the late Dr. Jackson Thomas Duncan and Theo Reed Duncan. She was a graduate of Columbia College, a school teacher and Methodist Church Youth Counselor. Throughout her life, she and her family lived in Lugoff, SC, Hockessin, DE, Signal Mountain, TN, Marietta, GA and Isle of Palms, SC.
Jane loved to read, to travel and the beach. Most of all, she loved to laugh and talk with family and friends. She had a special gift that made others feel welcomed and loved. Jane will always be a shining light to those who knew her.
Jane is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Jule Garreth Smith; her son Jay G. Smith of Atlanta, GA, his wife Celeste and their daughters Georgia and Brynn; her son James T. Smith of Sonoma, CA, his wife Sydney, and their son, Thurston; her brother, Dr. J. T. Duncan of Summerville, SC, his wife Carroll, and their children Andrea Duncan, Ian Duncan, Jena Walldorf and her husband Chad and Gabe Purser.
Family and friends are invited to visit the family on Tuesday, February 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Lupo Hall, 21st Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC 29451. Funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund, 21st Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 and The Brain Tumor Research Fund, Department of Neurosurgery, 96 Jonathon Lucas St., 428CSB, Charleston, SC 29425.
We know that she has passed from death into life because she loved us.
1. Roper Rehabilitation Hospital
2. Schuler's Designs
3. The Palms of Mount Pleasant
4. Hospice of Charleston
5. Brightstar of Charleston
6. Coram Specialty Infusion Services
7. Serenity Hospice
8. United Hospice
9. Nightingales Nursing and Attendants
10. Home Instead
11. Southern Care Hospice
12. Allcare Living Services
13. Apria Healthcare
14. Squeaks Originals
15. Lowcountry Companions
16. Intramed Plus
17. Lutheran Hospice and Bewell Home Services
19. Amedisys Hospice and Home Care
21. Taco Boy
22. Happy Camper Snoballs
23. MUSC HCC/RT Medication and Patient Assistance Programs
24. Dragon Boat of Charleston
25. American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
26. Integrative Cancer Care
27. Drawing Table for Prizes
28. Kettle Korn
Over 190,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year. Brain tumors are a leading cause of tumor cancer deaths in children. Brain tumors are the 3rd most common cause of cancer death in adults within the 20-39 age range.
To date, there are No Cures for malignant brain tumors.
The MUSC Brain & Spine Tumor Program strives to bring the most innovative and promising treatments to its brain tumor patients through participation in world-class clinical trials and research that aims to improve the lives of patients with central nervous system tumors.
The first week of May is Brain Tumor Action Week (BTAW) - a nationally recognized initiative of the brain tumor community to educate the public about brain tumors and to convince others to join in the fight for an increase in funding for brain tumor research. During Brain Tumor Action Week, the MUSC Brain & Spine Tumor Program sets up many events with a goal of education, awareness, and fundraising to support our brain tumor research efforts.
We are writing you this letter in request of your assistance. Please help us make a difference! We will be holding a drawing and also an auction during Brain Tumor Action Week at MUSC and we need prizes! Anything that you can donate as a prize would be so greatly appreciated. All money raised with these items will go directly to the MUSC Brain Tumor Research Fund.
Please contact Rachel Beard, coordinator of MUSC Brain Tumor Action Week, with any questions. We thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
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Alan's "Home Going Service" will be held Friday, March 26, 2010 at
10:00 a.m. at the Lightsey Chapel at Charleston Southern University.
Alan's obituary has been posted on his photo gallery page.
It will appear in the Post and Courier a little closer to the day of the service.
(A link to it will be posted here when it becomes available.)
Alan and Linda have attended our support group meetings regularly, and Linda added:
"It is my intention to attend Wednesday's Support Group Mtg. We will catch up then.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers."
Linda did come to the meeting to share her feelings and memories.
Alan's positive attitude and deep faith in God were an inspiration
to all of us. He will be missed tremendously. If you have memories
of Alan that you would like to share, we would be honored to post them.
We extend our deepest symphathy to Linda and the other members of Alan's family.
We extend our deepest symphathy to Erin's family.
Please click here to read the death notice in The Post and Courier.
A Guestbook is provided for friends to leave condolences or share memories.
Erin's radiant smile was a beacon of hope at many of our meetings. If you have
memories of Erin that you would like to share, we would be honored to post them.
From Kate Watson: "Erin was a beautiful person with a lovely soul! She
blessed all who knew her and we thank God for letting her cross our paths."
From Rachel Beard: "Erin was such a joy to be around. She and her dad were
so wonderful last year with all their help for the Action Week activities, and I really
enjoyed the time I got to spend getting to know both of them. Erin will certainly be missed."
We extend our deepest symphathy to Daren's family.
Please click here to read the death notice in The Post and Courier.
A Guestbook is provided for friends to leave condolences or share memories.
The family is establishing a "family assistance and medical memorial fund in
Daren's name". More details will be posted here as they become available.
David Mark Bailey, 44, of Earlysville, died of brain cancer on October 2, 2010 in Charlottesville, VA and was welcomed into everlasting life at his place at the Table with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Born February 26, 1966, David was the son of Kenneth and Ethel Bailey, missionaries to the Middle East. For the first 22 years of his life, his home was Beirut, Lebanon, including the first ten years of the Lebanese civil war. Because of war, the family was obliged to evacuate first to Switzerland (1967), and later to Cyprus (1982). David’s two final years of high school were completed in a private school in Germany because he was, as a young man, especially vulnerable on the streets of Beirut.
David attended Grove City College in western Pennsylvania, where he met and married his soul mate, Leslie McGarvey, of Emlenton, PA. During his college years he was active as a performing songwriter, playing evening and weekend gigs with a music partner. He also enjoyed choir, frat life, acting, and organizing an underground newspaper. David graduated with majors in English and Communication Arts. In the late 80’s, David and Leslie relocated to the Washington, D.C. area where David worked for the U.S. government in satellite imagery analysis. His career evolved to training and then program management with numerous software subcontractors, ending with employment with Eastman Software in Massachusetts. Their daughter, Kelcey, was born in 1992 and son, Cameron, in 1994.
The day prior to moving to the Boston area, in July of 1996, David was diagnosed with brain cancer – Glioblastoma Multiforme IV (GBM). He was expected to have fewer than two years to live. Eager to have his life make a difference in the lives of others, he gave up his career in the software industry and, with a great leap of faith, launched a third career as a performing songwriter – a “troubadour of hope.” Following two surgeries, radiation, experimental chemotherapy and nuclear therapy, David criss-crossed America (and Europe) singing in coffee houses and churches, for cancer conferences and cancer survivor groups for 12 years. David wrote all of his own songs, which grew out of his experiences of war and of battling a deadly cancer. He sang of faith, hope, love and of living life to its fullest each day. He experienced a recurrence of brain cancer in late 2008, recovering enough to tour in 2009 and early 2010. Enduring numerous additional surgeries and difficult treatments, David made a final tour in July of this year.
David is survived by Leslie, his wife of 23 years; his children, Kelcey and Cameron; his parents, Kenneth and Ethel Bailey; a sister, Sara Makari and her husband, Victor; numerous sisters- and brothers-in-law and eight nieces and nephews. To quote a line from one of David’s songs, “The tears of the angels form a river where you can wash your pain, and even in the middle of the thunder, don’t forget the love inside the rain.” His theme was “There may be years of tears behind you, but right now you’ve got One More Day.” He leaves behind him a musical legacy of 23 professionally-recorded CDs. His music and his personal testimony have affected the lives of countless thousands in this country and around the world.
The family offers deep gratitude to Drs. Henry Friedman, Allan Friedman and David Reardon at Duke and Dr. David Schiff at UVa and their caring staffs. We also offer loving thanks to our family of caregivers at the Hospice House, Hospice of the Piedmont, Charlottesville. Memorial gifts are welcome and may be made to Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church, 6566 Spring Hill Road, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Half of those gifts will be equally divided between the following brain tumor organizations: The American Brain Tumor Association, the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, Gray Matters Foundation, the Florida Brain Tumor Association and T.H.E. Brain Trust.
David was a charter member and Elder at Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ruckersville, VA, where he co-chaired the Evangelism Committee. Baptized into the Covenant, he was a lifelong Christian and we will have a Celebration of his life and of the Resurrection at a Memorial Service on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Meadows Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. His daughter suggests an attire of tie-dye, if you like. David would be wearing jeans and ask you to check out his website, www.davidmbailey.com.
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