Inaugural Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Tampa Run & Walk Raises More Than $31,000

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February 11, 2013 - Chicago, Illinois

More than 300 runners and walkers from 10 states took part in the inaugural Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Tampa Run & Walk on Saturday, February 9. To date, participants have raised more than $31,000.

Proceeds from the event support brain tumor research and a range of services that the ABTA provides for brain tumor patients and their families. Team, individual and general event donations are still being accepted at the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors website,

The event, which was held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, hosted teams comprised of brain tumor patients, family members, friends and supporters. Some walked side-by-side with their loved ones, some walked in honor of those who could not take part in the event, and others participated in memory of those who had lost their battle against brain tumors.

The event in Tampa was just the start to an incredible year for the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walks. Six additional cities will be home to the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors events – Spokane, WA; Ypsilanti, MI; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY and Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX. To learn more about any of these events, visit

Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first and is now the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing both support services to brain tumor patients and their families and the funding of brain tumor research. For more information, visit

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