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Dear Friends,

As the year comes to a close, I’m reflecting on gratitude. I’m grateful to be alive during this extraordinary time and for the tremendous support I receive from the OurBrainBank community — all of you. 

It’ll soon be five years since my glioblastoma diagnosis — a significant milestone because only five percent of people living with GBM survive more than five years. We’re committed to changing this devastating statistic and turning GBM into a treatable — not terminal — disease. 

Today, December 1st is GivingTuesday and we’re launching our #GiveUsFive campaign.

When you #GiveUsFive, it’ll help us:
  1. Improve the OurBrainBank app and the data we’re collecting
  2. Support more patients and carers, including video chats with experts like Dr. Jeffrey Rediger of Harvard Medical School
  3. Expand — OurBrainBank is now part of a clinical trial in Australia
  4. Advocate for patients by promoting the GBM Bill of Rights
  5. Partner with other organizations to amplify our impact

Five ways to #GiveUsFive:
  1. Commit to giving $5 a month
  2. Give a one-off donation of $5, $55, $555 — whatever you can afford
  3. Start a sponsored 5K run (or walk or danceathon, whatever!)
  4. Give us a high five! Share five OurBrainBank social media posts
  5. Tell five friends about OurBrainBank 

We’re a start-up nonprofit with a shoe-string budget; every dollar counts.

Thank you. 

Jessica Morris
Founder, OurBrainBank
#GiveUsFive
Donate via OurBrainBank.org or JustGiving 
Set up crowdsourcing page 
Create a Facebook fundraiser
Select OurBrainBank on Smile.Amazon.com
Checks: OurBrainBank P.O.Box 835 Telluride, CO 81435-0835
Cheques: OurBrainBank UK, 41 Cheverton Road, London N19 3BA
OurFOUNDER

Right here, right now, I’m feeling good, able to enjoy life, make a contribution, smile meaningfully, and look forward to tomorrow.

 
Jessica Morris
Founder and Chair
Living with glioblastoma
Photo by Maria Spann
OurAPP
Our study using a free smartphone app is for GBM patients and carers in the UK or US (patient must be 18+)
Registration codes: OBBUK (in the UK) or  OBB100 (in the US)

 
Please spread the word. More than 600 people have downloaded the app. The more people we have, the more progress we'll make. 
 
   
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Thank to our partners & supporters 

The OBB study has approval by the IRB in the US and University Ethics in the UK.
OBB launched in the US in 2018 and is a 501(c)3. UK Registered Charity #1184699.


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