Chicago, IL, April 26, 2017 – The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) BT5K run and walk will be in Milford on May 13, 2017. Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in this family-friendly event beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Martindale Beach; 4570 Huron River Pkwy. Registration for this event closes on May 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to sign up: http://hope.abta.org/Michigan2017.
All proceeds will go to support brain tumor research and educational programs for patients, caregivers, and families affected by brain tumors.
“Drawing upon my professional experience as a boxer, I like to think I’ve given my twice-recurring Ganglioglioma Grade 2 Brain Tumor a counter-punch. After undergoing the necessary medical intervention, I’ve emerged on the other side to bring awareness to the importance of health, fitness and survival skills. By telling my story, I hope to inspire others to live their best life, despite any diagnosis. My participation in this event marks a turning point for me because in the past I’ve given my all to fundraisers to multiple charitable organizations. This is the first time that I’m participating in an event that directly impacts me and my condition,” said Kathleen Rice, a brain tumor survivor and this year’s BT5K Survivor Speaker.
There are nearly 700,000 people living with a primary brain or central nervous system tumor and by the end of 2017, nearly 79,000 new diagnoses are expected in the United States. The BT5K Run/Walk events are the ABTA’s signature fundraising events that bring communities together to raise vital funds for promising brain tumor research and essential education and support services for patients, caregivers and their families. Currently, there are 11,057 registered BT5K participants in nine cities coast to coast.
The ABTA will also offer an interactive “Journey through the Brain” experience with a larger-than-life inflatable brain exhibit. The brain exhibit is 13 feet high, 10 feet long, and open, free-of-charge. Tours will offer a first-hand look inside the brain where anyone can learn more about the brain anatomy, brain tumors, and understand the inner workings of the most complex organ in the body.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was first and is now the only national patient advocacy organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing education and information for people of all tumor types and all ages.
For more information, visit www.abta.org or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).
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