Beth Ann Telford and Greg Schnoor are an unusual pair of friends. They met at the start of the Florida Brain Cancer 5K and have been friends ever since.
Schnoor says if it weren’t for the brain cancer, he wouldn’t be a runner. He’s completed 30 marathons. Friday, he added another impressive achievement to his list — he and Telford rappelled 20 stories down the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City.
“I asked him, you know, is this worse than when you were diagnosed? And he was like, ‘Nah, this is nothing!'” said Telford. Friday’s rappel was Telford’s fourth, thanks to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, or ABC2.
Founded in 2001, ABC2 invests in out-of-the-box brain cancer research at its infancy. “We try and find the coolest, newest, innovative kinds of things and try and make it go a little faster,” said Fundraising Events Manager Mindy Hoff.
This weekend, ABC2 projects it will make $75,000 for brain cancer research, thanks to it’s program, On the Edge — an opportunity for those who raise over a thousand dollars for the organization.
“We’ve got other things to worry about in life — not just going down a building, I mean, that’s not a big deal, right?” joked Schnoor.