Join the Shannanagins!

October 1, 2014


Congratulations Pandas! Team Shannanagins is now totaling 228 walkers and has raised  $7,895! If you still want to join Shannon Wilson and her army of Panda walkers it’s not too late – see registration instructions below. 


September 10, 2014

Dear NDA Community,

        My name is Shannon Wilson and I’m a senior at NDA. I am working on a project with LIFE Club and I need your help. In the club, we learn the value of all human life, whether that be before birth or during life. With this project, I am working to create awareness for all those who’s precious life has been affected by brain cancer.

        For those of you who may not know my story, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the end of my freshman year at NDA. It was a complete surprise and I never thought anything as serious as cancer would effect me so directly, especially at such a young age. In summer 2012, I underwent a 13.5 hour surgery to save my life. l woke up ready to raise my voice. I’m ready to fight for an end to brain cancer.

        For the past two years, I have attended the University of Cincinnati Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure. It is a 5K walk in which people from all over the area come together to support such a great cause. This year, I am looking to create an army of Pandas to help me and the countless others fight for a cure.

Here are the DETAILS:

When: Sunday, October 26 at 8:00 am

Where: Sawyer Point Park in Cincinnati

Who: YOU! (and feel free to bring friends or family)

Cost: It is a $35 individual registration fee. (However it is important to remember that 100% of your $35 dollars is a complete donation to UC Brain Tumor Center, which works to find a cure.)

Team name: Shannanagins (with your purchase of walk ticket, you will receive a free tshirt designed by Mr. Eckerle with our team name on it)

Registration: To register CLICK HERE and then…

  • click on “join a team”
  • click on “shannanagins” for the team name. 
  • fill out the information required
  • proceed to checkout and choose form of payment (please remember that 100% of the $35 dollar fee is directly donated to tumor research)
  • once registered, print out or take a screenshot of registration confirmation

To Get Your FREE t-shirt:
In order to get a free team T-shirt, please take your printed proof of registration to the office in the box that is marked “Team Shannanagins Walk for a Cure.”

Please place it in an envelope with your name on it. It is very important that somewhere either on the envelope or registration paper, you include the size of T-shirt that you would like and your name.

OR submit your proof electronically, by sending your proof of registration screenshot with the same information to and we will add your name to a list. 

Registration confirmation is due either electronically or to the front office 

        This is just the start to the process of getting a big team together. Thank you in advance for all of your support! If you have any questions please feel free to either stop me in the hallway or email me at or follow our team twitter account @shannanagins_. I thank God every day for my school community and the strength that I have been given by all of you through this difficult journey. I look forward to marching with you all!

Shannon Wilson