An Edmonds resident who has survived two bouts with brain cancer will be participating in her fourth Seattle Brain Cancer Walk this Saturday, Sept. 20, in Seattle. Monica Ledgett was diagnosed four years ago while her husband was out of state training for the Army National Guard and her daughter was 3 months old. She is now in remission.
This is the seventh anniversary of the walk, defined as “a day dedicated to providing hope and creating community for those in the Pacific Northwest who face the deadliest form of cancer—brain cancer.” The walk attracts more than 3,000 participants annually and 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to patient care, advocacy and research.
Brain cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men under 40 and fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women under 40.
You can register for the walk here.