n 2019, Shelly Downing and her family joined Head For the Cure(HFC) to honor her dad, Joe Scorziell, who unfortunately passed away from glioblastoma the previous year. Joe fought bravely for 9 month at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio. After his last trip in 2018 to The James, Joe never returned home.
Since then, Shelly has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for the HFC. Last year, her team Scorziell Strong was one of the largest teams participating in the Columbus Head for the Cure virtual 5K and won several awards. This year, Shelly’s Strong is slated to be in the top three teams in terms of fundraising!
I would like to nominate Shelly Downing for her tremendous work and service to the brain cancer community and HFC!