Shine a Light Challenge

shine bright

Tonight I am spreading the word to help raise funds for The American Brain Tumor Association.  A well known community member from our town, Angelo Vayas, has been stricken with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a rare form of brain cancer.

After the huge success of The ALS Ice Bucket challenge, which brought awareness and millions of dollars to help fight ALS, Angelo’s wife Mary wanted to do something similar for brain cancer. Angelo and Mary were high school sweet hearts and have been together for over thirty years.  Their story was recently featured on an episode of Dr. Oz.

Dr. Oz said he wanted to shine a light on love, so he took a selfie with a light bulb on top of his head. He said he wanted everyone at home to take a selfie of themselves with a light bulb and tag three friends. He wanted people to understand the power of love and raise awareness about GBM.

Then Dr. Oz passed out lightbulbs to the audience, so they could take the selfies, too.

Now it is your turn. Take a selfie with a lightbulb on your head, make sure to tag it #SHINEALIGHTCHALLENGE then challenge others to do the same.

To find out more about this cause or to make a donation to help fund research, visit


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