Mama Varg's Team
Welcome! This will be year 6 of getting the team together in honor of my mom and all those who have and/or are now suffering from brain cancer.
For those of you who may not know, my mom, Sara Vergis, suffered a massive stroke in February of 2015 and was subsequently diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer in June of 2015. After a courageous fight, she passed on September 1st, 2015. Sara was known for her strength, humor, diligence, kind heart and vivacious laugh. She spent 32 years as a social worker, first for children in foster care and adoption, and then as an advocate for seniors. Giving and caring for others was her mission in life and I hope to continue her work by assisting in the fight against brain cancer. I was blessed to have her as a mother and hope to share her memory with all of you when we run & walk this fall/spring.
Some of you may be asking why "Varg" instead of "Vergis". The hilarious story behind the name "Mama Varg" came from my friends/coworkers at Duke who took a funny typo of my last name, ran with it, and it has stuck ever since!
No effort is too small so thank you for all you are willing and able to do! Hope to see you all on the team!