Helping others by ‘Walkin’ for D!!’ | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | March 25, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: March 23, 2017 at 10:01 am
Tears still spring into Sissy Williamson’s eyes when she talks about her husband, David. David died suddenly in late 2013 from a brain tumor.
But this year, Sissy wants to do something to honor his memory and hopefully help others facing brain tumors. She and her family are participating in the Charleston Brain Tumor Walk on May 6 in Charleston, helping raise funds for research that will hopefully one day find a cure for the disease that took her husband.
“We did the walk last year and raised about $2,000,” Sissy said. But the family didn’t find out about the event until the last minute. So this year, they want to start fundraising early.
Brain tumors are incurable and there’s lots of research that still needs to be done, “but they’re making some headway,” she said. “And David is not the only one in Walterboro who’s died from this. Bobby Meetze also had the same thing. He went through lots of different treatments and lasted three years.”
To donate to the Williamson family team, visit http://events.braintumor.org/Charleston-brain-tumor-walk and search for “Walkin’ for D!!” Those interested in joining the team on the walk can contact Sissy or join on the website.
“This year we want to get organized and raise enough to make a difference,” she said.