Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Makes a Run for Chicago

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Run/Walk to be held Sunday, April 24

April 21, 2016

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BT5K Run/Walk April 24 supports brain tumor research & services for the 700K+ people w/ #braintumor

More than 3,500 people will step off at the American Brain Tumor Association’s BT5K Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk Sunday, April 24 in an effort to support critical brain tumor research, education and support services for the more than 700,000 people in the U.S. living with a brain tumor.

“There are more than 120 types of brain tumors, which means there is no one answer to treating brain tumors,” said Chris K. Swope Cholewa, chief advancement officer, American Brain Tumor Association. “The ABTA is committed to both pursuing answers and ensuring that support and resources are available to address the unique needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers from the moment of diagnosis.”

The BT5K Chicago Run/Walk is one of the ABTA’s signature fundraising events that brings communities together to raise vital funds for promising brain tumor research and essential education and support services for patients, caregivers and their families. More than 11,000 are expected to participate in eight cities coast to coast.

Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in this family-friendly event beginning 9:00 a.m. at Soldier Field Stadium Green, located at 1410 Museum Campus Drive in Chicago. The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will also offer an interactive “journey through the brain” experience with a larger-than-life inflatable brain exhibit. Guided tours will provide a first-hand look inside the brain where you can learn more about brain tumors, its anatomy and understand the inner workings of the most complex, vital organ in the body.

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

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