On September 21st, Tyler Beam will run the Norton Sports Health 10K to celebrate 20 years of surviving cancer and fundraise to help others who seek emotional and social cancer support at Gilda’s Club.
In 1999, at the age of 22 and a college senior, Tyler was diagnosed with brain cancer. Now 42, Tyler is still living with cancer. A tumor was recently discovered on his cerebellum, which directly affects his balance. Not one to quit, Tyler will be running the entire 6.2 miles with a cane in hand to prevent a fall.
He recaps his cancer journey as follows:
From 1999 to 2019
7,300: days lived with brain cancer.
65: rounds of radiation
8: brain surgeries
0: clean scans
1: one day at a time
Stand Up To Cancer is featuring Tyler and his efforts nationally on social media. Additionally, SU2C has partnered with American Airlines, showcasing the names of select survivors on their planes. Tyler is one of them.