In the News... Look for the Discovery Channel program "Patient Ed: Silent Suffering: When Your Bladder Takes Control" which features BethAnn Telford along with her doctor, Dr. Tiffany Sotelo, the Director of the Pelvic Floor Center at the George Washington University Hospital. The program discusses the affects of overactive bladders and the many good treatment options available. BethAnn has just under gone Bladder (Cystoplasty) Augmentation due to her overactive bladder in connection with her brain cancer. Check your local listings for times in your area or click the image below to see the documentary on vimeo.
Please sign up for the Run Rogue 5K and help support Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and Life with Cancer!
REV3 RUN ROGUE 5K!! Saturday, March 23, 2013 Fairfax Corner Plaza 8:00 am 1K Fun Run 8:30 am 5K Run/Walk
As is the case for many people in our community, the fight against cancer is close to our hearts. We are organizing the Rev3 Run Rogue 5K in their honor to help fund two amazing charities. Proceeds from the race will be split evenly between Life With Cancer and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.
Run Rogue 5K is a family-oriented event where participants can walk or run a fun USATF certified 5K course or participate in the 1K kids fun run before the main event. Cancer touches so many people in our community and Run Rogue 5K is a great way to show your support and help make a difference. We hope to see you on race day!
In the winter of 2005, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. I was scared and thought my life would never be the same again. I had my first surgery in the spring of that year and was determined to not let my illness limit what I could do in the future. I would fight to regain my abilities and to push my boundaries, if only to say I am still here and fighting. Having run several marathons before my diagnosis, I slowly learned to walk and run again and was able to complete the Marine Corp Marathon six months later in the fall. Over the last three years, I had the wonderful opportunity to run the Boston Marathon and was able to re-qualify (and set a PR) for Boston in my Father's hometown of Scranton, PA at the Steamtown Marathon this fall and have registered for the Boston Marathon in 2012. Though qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon has been extremely difficult and trying, the sense of accomplishment and expanding my boundaries was helped by the confidence I gained when I finished my first Eagleman 70.3 triathlon and the Lake Placid Ironman.
This year, I realized a life-long dream by winning an opportunity to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. It was an amazing experience that I was able to share with my family and friends as I crossed the finish line with a flag of "hope" with the names of the many children I have met afflicted with brain cancer written across the front. To read more about my experience on the "Ironman World Championship" tab.