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West Richland Woman Raises Thousands of Dollars for Brain Cancer

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. -A West Richland woman, looking to spread awareness about brain cancer, recently raised thousand of dollars in support of the cause.

Gina Hanson lost her father to Glioblastoma, a deadly and aggressive form of brain cancer, in 2011. Hanson said it was one of the hardest days of her life, but she soon found comfort in a support group on Facebook.

The mother of two came across three other women who shared similar stories and together they decided to take action against brain cancer.

"We just connected from the very beginning and then we decided that we'd do the Race for Hope in D.C., and that we'd form this team, said Hanson. "That's how we came up with the name, 'Taking Revenge on Brain Cancer'...TRBC, they're the first initials of our dads names."

The women, who live in separate parts of the country, never met each other in person, before the race. Nonetheless, they managed to raise more than $17,000.

Hanson said the women are her sisters now and that they all plan to run the race again next year.

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