The American Brain Tumor Association Offers Seven Ways to Raise Up Brain Tumor Patients & Caregivers during May, National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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May 2, 2017

CHICAGO, IL, May 2, 2017 – The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) offers seven ways to get involved this May to raise up brain tumor patients in honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month.

“Every year, brain tumors claim the lives of nearly 17,000 people in this country alone and dramatically disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands more who are impacted by this devastating diagnosis,” said Elizabeth M. Wilson, President and CEO of the American Brain Tumor Association. “During this month we raise awareness about brain tumors because we don’t want anyone to go through this alone. It’s critical that patients and caregivers have access to the information and resources they need to better understand their diagnosis and their treatment options.”

Seven ways to get involved during May, Brain Tumor Awareness Month

1. Advocate

Become a social ambassador

Join the ABTA in spreading the word about resources for patients and caregivers and news about brain tumors by interacting on social media @theabta on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #BTAM. Use the ABTA toolkit to spread the word.

Advocacy Webinar- THIS Thursday

Learn the latest about what is going on with advocacy efforts for the brain tumor community. Join us for an advocacy update on May 4 from 12-1 p.m. CST. The ABTA is hosting a free one hour webinar with Mark Vieth, senior vice president, CRD Associates, who will provide an overview of dynamics in Washington and their impact on the ABTA’s advocacy efforts. Register today.

Advocacy opportunities

To learn more about becoming an advocate with elected officials, please visit the ABTA Advocacy webpage. It takes all of us to advocate for local, national, and state policies, programs, services and bills which will help people with brain tumor and brain cancer.

2. Learn

Sign up for the ABTA free educational webinar “Returning to Work after a Brain Tumor Diagnosis” with Monica Bryant, Esq. from Triage Cancer. May 16, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT. Register today.

3. Raise Up

Host a fundraising event. Learn more about how to host a fundraiser to help the brain tumor community, click here. For a list of volunteer hosted fundraising listings click here.

4. Get on Your Feet

Participate in a BT5K run/walk. Find a listing of events at

BT5K 2017: Denver

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Great Lawn Park Denver

101 Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80230

BT5K 2017: Michigan

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kensington Metropark - Martindale Beach

4570 Huron River Pkwy

Milford, MI 48380

BT5K 2017 Los Angeles

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fairplex 1101 W. McKinley Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768

5. Volunteer

Discover all of the opportunities available to ABTA CommYOUnity™ volunteers including becoming a support group leader and social media ambassador. Visit here to get started.

6. Share the Love

Send an e-card for Brain Tumor Awareness Month or Mother’s Day via the ABTA website here.

7. Make a Donation

Make a financial gift today to advance breakthroughs, both in labs and in lives. Call 866-659-1030 or click to make an impact.



Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first national advocacy organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing education and information on all tumor types and for all age groups. For more information visit or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).

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