Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Makes a Run for New York City

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October 31, 2016 - Chicago, Illinois

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 New York City Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Hudson River Park – Pier 84.

“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 Adam Wilt, advancement director, Events at the 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.”

The BT5K New York City 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 Pier 84 at W. 44th Street.

The inflatable brain exhibit stands 16 feet high, 10 feet long, and is open free-of-charge to New York City and the Tri-state 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.

For more information or to register, visit


Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was first and is the only national patient 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 or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).

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