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Totally Brain Dad 2018

Hi there!

Last year I built this sprayfoam brain in my garage and starting running around the Twin Cities to help raise awareness of pediatric brain tumors.  I ran 10 miles with the big brain to help Childrens MN take care of families facing that terrifying diagnosis.  I became Totally Brain Dad.   (Well, my wife would probably contest I have held that moniker for a lot longer than that. )

In 2018, I have decided to try to run the full Twin Cities Marathon (26.2 miles!) on October 7, 2018.  I have a long way to go fitnesswise to accomplish that task and honestly there are real doctory type questions about the ability of my neck hold up that giant brain for that distance.  SOOO, I'm gonna need some help getting ready for this thing.  Over the next several months I will be seeking help to #trainthebrain so that I can accomplish the full marathon with headgear.    I am going to need running advice, fitness advice, neck doctoring advice, and likely even building brain advice (in case I need come up with something lighter for the longer race).  I hope you'll follow along with this adventure at or on social media.  I hope you'll consider donating to Childrens MN.  Any amount is an amazing action to be there for a family on their worst day.  

Thanks for visiting and please feel free to share widely.


Brain tumors are the #1 cancer killer of children.  

We can help change that.  We can help families facing a brain tumor diagnosis to not feel alone.  We can help Childrens MN expand treatment options, research, and family support.  And maybe we can design a little happiness along the way.  





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  • David Nuccio October 2018 $100.00
  • Anonymous October 2018
  • Anonymous Go Ben!! October 2018
  • Anonymous Saw you at the TC Marathon today. Great job on the race and great cause! October 2018
  • Laura Simpson You did it!! Brain intact and everything! October 2018 $100.00
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  • Andrew Osborn Love you guys! October 2018 $611.00
  • Cindy and Keith osborn For all the kids September 2018 $500.00
  • Jaden Osborn October 2018 $370.00
  • Anna Rascon My prayers are with you and yours always! Thank You for being so inspiring! September 2018 $250.00
  • Betty Osborn Go Ben,we love you September 2018 $250.00
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