2013 Brain Tumor Walk, Portland

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Date: 
Sun, 07/14/2013 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Description: 

National Brain Tumor Society’s Portland walk will take place on Sunday, July 14, 2013.

WHO

The brain tumor community - including patients, caregivers, families, and friends - are walking together in support and in honor of those affected by this deadly disease; rallying towards a cure.

WHAT

The Portland Brain Tumor Walk connects participants and volunteers in a family-friendly atmosphere, walking in support of the brain tumor community.  The event raises vital funds in support of the National Brain Tumor Society’s mission to find a cure for brain tumors. The event includes a 5K walk, and community day with prizes and food.

To watch a video about this event, CLICK HERE or learn more at: www.braintumorwalk.org/portland.

WHERE

Oaks Park; Portland, OR

WHEN

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Registration: 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Program & Activities: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

WHY

Each year, more than 121,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor -- that's over 500 people per day!  Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children under age 20. Only one out of three adults diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor today will be alive in five years. More so than any other cancer, a brain tumor can have life-altering psychological, cognitive, behavioral, and physical effects.

Locally, hundreds of families in Oregon are affected by brain tumors each year.  As patients, surivors, and caregivers, these residents comprise a community with compelling stories and photographs of survival and hope.

Despite these facts, brain tumor research remains underfunded with little progress.  The National Brain Tumor Society works to meet the vast needs of the brain tumor community by collaborating with leading institutions across the United States to fund promising research, and accelerate the discovery of new treatments.

 

Contact name: 
Mandy Bebe, Event Coordinator
Phone: 
503-701-0275

 

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