Welcome to Mark's "Ray of Hope" page!


Thanks for visiting my Ray of Hope page!

On April 27th, 2019 Duke University will be hosting the 26th annual Angels Among Us 5k & Family Fun Walk.  The proceeds from this event will go to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center to help fund critically needed research in the search for better treatments, and hopefully someday a cure, for brain cancer. 


This is the 8th year our Team Ray of Hope has participated.  This year, we will walk in memory of our team's namesake, Ray Monger, my father and my hero.  Dad was diagnosed with a Grade IV Glioblastoma Multiforme on March 17, 2011.  After the initial shock, our family pulled together to try to find help.  We were drawn to Duke University and The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center and found that we were fortunate to be within a few hours drive of one of the foremost Brain Tumor centers in the world.  The staff at Duke was incredible.  They took care of dad and also made sure they answered any questions that the rest of us had. We appreciate all the help we received from Duke while dad was a patient there.  


Dad passed away on October 13, 2012.  Our family has vowed to continue to support the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke so that hopefully, someday, no one will have to suffer from this horrible disease.  We also carry on because we know that dad is with us and would be walking himself if he were here on earth with us.


Thanks for your help!






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