In honor of Owen Strong, Stacia Smart has undertaken a challenging, solo 1,100-mile cycling ride along the East Coast to raise funds for glioblastoma brain cancer research.
The tour, dubbed G’Owen Strong 2021, will begin this fall at Tufts University near Boston, and wind down the East Coast, intersecting at places of significance to Owen—his home, New York City, Middletown, Delaware, home of St. Andrew’s School, his alma mater— and will end in Durham, NC at the Duke University Medical Center, where Owen, in due course, underwent a promising immunotherapy trial under the vigilant care of Dr. Henry Friedman.
The funds raised will be dedicated to glioblastoma research at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Cancer Institute, where Owen received exceptional care from Dr. Henry Friedman and team. We are deeply indebted to them.
While beset by the disease, Owen remained his whimsical, pensive, goofy, kind, generous, considerate, and ardent self. If courage and grace were the cure, he would have triumphed. But, more research is needed.
Thank you for your consideration in donating to our cause. We wish you, and your loving community all the best.