Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Makes a Run for Los Angeles

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April 6, 2016

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will offer an interactive “journey through the brain” experience with a larger-than-life inflatable brain exhibit at the BT5K Los Angeles Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk on Saturday, April 9 at the Pomona Fairplex.

“We’re excited to bring this hands-on, educational experience to our BT5K event series, where people can walk through a realistic replica of the brain to learn more about the brain and brain tumors,” said Chris K. Swope Cholewa, chief advancement officer, American Brain Tumor Association. “We are thrilled to be here with our growing 5K event and to help raise awareness and funding for promising brain tumor research and essential education and support services.”

Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in this family-friendly event beginning 8:00 a.m. at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. The inflatable brain exhibit stands 16 feet high, 10 feet long, and is open free-of-charge to Los Angeles and surrounding area residents. Tours will offer a first-hand look inside the brain where you can learn more about brain tumors, brain anatomy and understand the inner workings of the most complex organ in the body.

The BT5K Los Angeles 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.

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Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first national 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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