ABTA to Host 6th Annual Path to Progress on May 14, 2011

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April 16, 2011 - Chicago, Illinois

More than 6,000 brain tumor patients, their families and supporters will convene at Chicago’s Soldier Field for the American Brain Tumor Association’s 6th annual Path to Progress 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 14, 2011.


This year, brain tumors will claim more than 13,100 lives. More than 600,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor diagnosis. While brain tumors occur in people of all ages, they are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children


According to Elizabeth Wilson, Executive Director of the American Brain Tumor Associaton, “funds raised from The Path to Progress event support ABTA’s continued funding of critical brain tumor research, and the delivery of desperately needed resources and support to patients and families living with this disease.”


This year’s Path to Progress includes:

  • A 1-Mile Strut
  • Kid’s Dash 
  • Food and refreshments 
  • Live music by the band iPop

On-site registration and check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. Valerie Warner, co-host of the new Chicago morning show “Windy City Live” on ABC 7, will officially start the races – the run at 8 a.m. and the walk at 8:45 a.m. Ms. Warner has kicked-off the Path to Progress each year since the event began in 2006. Cara Carriveau, 101.9 FM The Mix afternoon DJ, will MC pre-event festivities.


Pre-registration is available at http://www.pathtoprogress.org. The cost is $35 for adults; $32 for Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) members; children ages 4 to 12, $15; children under age 4, free (through May 9, 2011). Event-day registration is $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 4 to 12.


The 2011 Path to Progress Presenting Sponsors are Genentech and Merck.



Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first non-profit organization dedicated to funding brain tumor research. Today, the ABTA is a catalyst for research-based breakthroughs in the causes, diagnoses and treatment of brain tumors, and recognized as the leading resource for patient-centered brain tumor information, education and support. Visit abta.org, or call 1-800-886-2282 for more information.

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