American Brain Tumor Association Named Charity Partner of Two National Endurance Races in 2016

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January 20, 2016

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ABTA Team Breakthrough goes the extra mile and increases its national footprint in two more endurance events.

Chicago, Ill - January 21, 2016 – The American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) Team Breakthrough is increasing its national footprint with the addition of two U.S. endurance events. Runners for Team Breakthrough will be stepping off at the United Airlines NYC Half in New York City and OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis beginning in March 2016.

“The passion of Team Breakthrough runners, both on and off the road, has strengthened our fundraising program, which celebrates their amazing physical feats as well as their enduring commitment to raising necessary funds for brain tumor research and programs for patients, caregivers and their families,” said Chris K. Swope Cholewa, chief advancement officer, American Brain Tumor Association. “We are proud to have Team Breakthrough runners participate in the United Airlines NYC Half and the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon this year.”

The ABTA’s Team Breakthrough is a recognized charity partner at five national endurance races in 2016: 

March 20, 2016           United Airlines NYC Half 

May 7, 2016              OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

May 22, 2016            Chicago Spring Half Marathon 

September 25, 2016   Chicago Half Marathon 

October 9, 2016         Bank of America Chicago Marathon 

To learn more or to join Team Breakthrough, visit or call (773) 577-8750.

About Team Breakthrough

Team Breakthrough is the ABTA’s endurance training program, which allows runners of all levels, from beginner to more advanced – to participate in nationwide endurance events, while raising awareness and funds for brain tumor research and programs for those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.

About the American Brain Tumor Association 

Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was first and is now the only national 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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