ABTA to Sponsor April 9, 2011 Patient-Family Meeting in Milwaukee

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March 4, 2011 - Chicago, Illinois

Nationally, 600,000 people are living with a brain tumor, and last year, 1200 people in Wisconsin received this devastating diagnosis. For the many people affected by this diagnosis, the American Brain Tumor Association is sponsoring a free, full-day symposium, “Brainstorming Brain Tumors: A Day of Support and Education for You and Your Caregiver,” on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, Milwaukee, WI. The event is being hosted by Columbia St. Mary’s Cancer Center.

WHO: Brain tumor patients, survivors, their families and caregivers are invited to attend a free, full-day symposium, “Brainstorming Brain Tumors: A Day of Support and Education for You and Your Caregiver”.

WHAT: The full-day event will address the unique and specific biological, psychological and social needs that brain tumor patients often experience. Staff from the American Brain Tumor Association will be available to answer questions and share resources available to people living with a brain tumor diagnosis.

WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2011
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Radisson Milwaukee North Shore
7065 North Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, Wis. 53202

CONTACT: To register for this free program, call 414-963-WELL (9355). For more details, visit www.abta.org


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 brain tumor diagnosis and treatment and recognized as the leading resource in patient-centered brain tumor information and support.


Columbia St. Mary's is comprised of two hospital campuses: Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee and Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee. In addition, there are 65 primary care clinics, the Columbia College of Nursing, an affiliation with Madison Medical Affiliates, and a partnership with the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. The Columbia St. Mary's Cancer Center is one of 30 selected in the nation to participate in the National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Center Program. Columbia St. Mary's and its sponsor organizations, Ascension Health and Columbia Health System, share a mission to make a positive difference in the health status and lives of individuals in the community with a special concern for those who are vulnerable. For more information, visit www.columbia-stmarys.org.