Friday, May 17, 2013
May 5th was our 4th race where Justin's Quest had a team. It is so hard to believe that time has gone by so fast. The race was a success as it raised over $2.5 million. It is still hard for me to get my hands around the concept that I see my son wearing a yellow jersey denoting brain tumor survivor. Trust me, thank God he is a survivor as there are so many people who have lost loved ones who attend the race. I still cannot believe that he has an inoperable brain tumor. The weather was perfect for the race and we all were glad to be there in support of the cause. We want to thank everyone who donated to Justin's Quest and to those who came to the race. This certainly helps raise awareness and gets us closer to a cure. We now are on the 7 day count down to our next MRI and doctors' appointments at Mass General Hospital. Feelings are getting intense with anticipation in our house. We are of course very hopeful for a good visit. I will keep you posted and thanks to everyone for their continued love and support.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
1 WEEK UNTIL THE DC RACE FOR HOPE
Wow, I cannot believe this is our 4th DC Race for Hope with Justin's team...Justin's Quest. Time certainly does fly by. It is so hard to believe that Justin was diagnosed with his brain tumor 4 years ago. These last 4 years has certainly changed our family life in so many ways. Most importantly, we live for each day and have so much to be thankful for. We are truly blessed to have Justin here where unfortunately so many families are not so fortunate. May 23rd is another MRI and doctors appointments at Mass General for Justin. This is when things start to get tense with anticipation for the whole family. We want to thank all those who have donated and signed up for the Race next Sunday May 5th. We look forward to seeing you all there who will attend. It is still so hard to believe that our Justin has a brain tumor and will be wearing a yellow shirt that day. It is so surreal. Thanks again for all your love and support...and together we hopefully can find a cure for brain tumors.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Cheeburger Cheeburger to Host Justin's Quest Night
We are so grateful and honored that Cheeburger Cheeburger located in Falls Grove Shopping Center in Rockville Maryalnd is hosting a Justin's Quest night to raise money for the DC Race for Hope to cure brain tumors. The event will be held on March 14, 2013 from 5-9pm. 20 percent of all proceeds will benefit Justin's Quest to help find a cure for brain tumors. All proceeds go to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure which is one of the leading and cutting edge foundations in finding a cure for this terrible disease. We are spreading the word to go that night through facebook and fliers. Hopefully we will have a great turnout. We want to thank in advance all the people that will patronize the restaurant that night for the cause. We want to personally thank Harold Autry of Cheeburger Cheeburger for his generosity and compassion to help out the cause. It is people like him that will help us find a cure for brain tumors and raise awareness.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Happy New Year
Justin and the family want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We hope 2013 will be another big year for Justin's Quest to raise awareness and help find a cure for brain tumors. We have some good projects in the works and will share them with you when we have more details. It is hard to believe that we are preparing for the 2013 DC Race For Hope already. Time surely flies. Justin will be glued to the TV set this Sunday night for the AFC NFL Championship game.It features Baltimore Ravens his home team favorite against the New England Patriots the home team favorites of his doctors and hospital where he goes for testing and appointments that being Mass General Hospital. We have to be a bit diplomatic as we want the staff to be happy also. The staff at MGH are so awesome and we cannot thank them enough for what they have done for Justin and our family. As a father to a kid that has a brain tumor, I cannot be more grateful for the staff at MGH. We feel truly blessed!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Justin's Quest is Named WTOP Radio's Charity of the Month
Justin and our family are so honored that WTOP Radio has named Justin's Quest it's charity of the month for December. This is unbelievable because WTOP is the highest rated radio station in the DC Metro area. WTOP will air many radio commercials with Justin's plea to make a difference and find a cure for brain tumors. This should help raise alot of money for Justin's Quest which all the proceeds will benefit Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure ( www.abc2.org ). They are one of the leading brain tumor organizations in helping find a cure for this terrible disease. Justin and our family want to thank WTOP and it wonderful staff for bestowing this honor on Justin. We also want to thank Jay Rosenberg and his tremendously talented and warm staff of Rosenberg Media for helping make this wonderful event come true. This is a big month also for Justin as he goes back to Boston to have his MRI and doctor's appointments at Mass General. Unfortunately, we are getting that very uneasy and uncomfortable feeling during his MRI time. We appreciate all the love and prayers that people have for Justin and trust me they make a difference. We will keep you posted and Justin and our family want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving, remember enjoy your friends and family as they are the most important things in the world.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
JUSTIN NAMED #6 OUT OF THE TOP 10 MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE IN DC
http://www.dcspotlight.com/features/living-the-life/top-10-2-justin-friedlander-striking-back-against-brain-tumors/ This is the link for Justin named #6 out of the top 10 most interesting people in Washington DC by the publication DC Spotlight. www.dcspotlight.com. We are very proud of Justin and his desire to raise awareness and find a cure for brain tumors. Justin was notified in the July of this honor and he was so excited to be interviewed for this article. This is another accomplishment for Justin that we hope will continue in the future as his mission to find a cure builds. Justin is about to start school and he is a bit sad as he said goodbye to his older brother who left for his first year of college. Jordan was always there for Justin to help him with school and anything on his mind. They will stay in touch very often but it is not the same as having his big bro home with him to lean on. We will update you soon Thanks for always being there for Justin!!!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Jack Reyna Loses His Battle To a Brain Tumor at 13 Yrs Old
Our condolences go out to Claudio Reyna and his family for the loss of their 13 year old son Jack to a brain tumor. Claudio Reyna is a huge presence in U.S. soccer community as a former member and captain of the U.S. Mens Soccer National team and former English Premier player. Justin read an article about Jack passing away and he was very sad about the news as was our whole family. It puts things into perspective when a child dies. Justin and our family are working on some different endeavors to hopefully raise more money and awareness to find a cure for brain tumors. As a parent with a child who has a brain tumor, it just breaks my heart to know that the Reynas are going through this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their whole family and hopefully Justin's hard work and his quest will lead to a cure so families like the Reynas do not have to ever bury a child because of a brain tumor. When the dust settles a bit for the Reynas we will try and reach out to them to see if they want to help with Justin's Quest.