I am proud to be participating in the Heroes of Hope Race again this year in memory of my wife Anna DeAlto Tilles. Money raised from this event will fund Los Angeles Childhood and Adult brain tumor and cancer research!
Anna walked in 10th Annual Heroes of Hope Race in November 2017. She was at that time one year into her battle with brain cancer. A tumor recurrence happened in late November and she passed away three months later, in February 2018. I know she drew inspiration and strength from the large number of supporters and survivors that participated in the event that year.
Anna was a devoted mom, wife, and keeper of the family flame. Her 3 children, myself and all of Anna's great circle of friends and family miss her deeply. Anna was a more quiet but very effective example of all the best qualities that humankind has to offer. She spread her personal caring and affection one person at a time. Anna was a passionate and devoted school teacher for over 30 years at Allesandro Elementary School, located near Dodger Stadium. Being a teacher was such a large part of her life that it was only fitting that the team name remain “Team Teacher Anna".
Please help -- in Anna's memory -- by sponsoring me or my Team - Team Teacher Anna. Thank you. See you in November!