On April 27 and 28, members of the GraVoc team will participate in a 24-hour spin-a-thon event to raise money for AT/RT research. Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare and deadly tumor diagnosed in childhood. AT/RT most commonly presents as a brain tumor, but can occur elsewhere in the central nervous system including the spinal cord. Only about 30 new cases of AT/RT are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.

GraVoc first learned of the fundraiser through associate Mike Sirois, whose neighbor Avalanna has been diagnosed with AT/RT. Sirois will be serving as DJ for the event, while Director of Media Production Brian Gravel and his fiancée Bridget will be taking a spinning shift on the bikes on Saturday morning. Gravel is no stranger to spinning fundraiser events, having recently participated in the iCycle 2013 event. For more information about the AT/RT Spin-a-thon, please visit www.cureatrt.org.

Mike Sirois has also produced a video introducing his neighbor Avalanna and explaining her AT/RT diagnosis. You can watch that video on YouTube by clicking here.

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