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#NotToday Brain Cancer fundraising event hosted by Arkansas Yoga Collective

The Hinton family’s world was forever changed when Dr. Jeremy Hinton was diagnosed in 2014 with Stage 4 Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

This type of brain cancer is treatable but not curable. GBM are tumors that arise from astrocytes – the star-shaped cells that make up the “glue-like,” or supportive, tissue of the brain. These tumors are usually highly malignant (cancerous) because the cells reproduce quickly, and they are supported by a large network of blood vessels.

In response to this diagnosis, Dr. Hinton’s wife, Charlee, wanted to join the movement to find treatments and cures for brain cancer. She began fundraising, and through the process of networking and raising awareness, she met and befriended Jill Matthews, whose husband James was battling – and later passed away from – the same type of cancer.

The two teamed up as fundraisers and champions for research, and Charlee created the #NotToday campaign, a grassroots brain cancer research fundraising effort. In addition to raising donations, Charlee says, “We also want to be a good resource to the community.”

As part of the #NotToday campaign, Dr. and Mrs. Hinton and Jill are hosting a Yoga & Beer fundraiser for brain cancer research this Saturday, June 17 at Arkansas Yoga Collective from 6-7:30 p.m. Lost Forty Brewing will supply drinks.

Event details from AYC’s website:

This will be an all-levels flow led by Wesley Pilcher and Kayce Johnson to the live sounds of DJ Nick Hud. This is a donation based class. Proceeds will be donated to Angels Among Us, which helps support The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Hospital. Through Angels Among Us, funds raised can be quickly delivered where they are needed most in the fight against brain cancer. Since its founding in 1994, over $10 million dollars has been donated to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke from Angels Among Us. Your support of this event will help them continue to lead the world in the development of new therapies, quality of life initiatives and innovative treatment techniques.


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