Journey Through the Brain at the American Brain Tumor Association BT5K

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Run/Walk brings inflatable brain exhibit to Chicago on April 26

April 16, 2015

Chicago, Ill., April 15,2015 – For the first time, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is offering an interactive “journey through the brain” experience with an inflatable brain exhibit at it’s BT5K Chicago Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk on Sunday, April 26, at Soldier Field Stadium Green in Chicago.

“We’re excited to bring this hands-on, educational experience to our BT5K in Chicago where people can walk through a realistic replica of the brain to learn more about the brain and brain tumors,” said Elizabeth M. Wilson, MNA, president and CEO, American Brain Tumor Association. “Every year, we look forward to the energy and passion participants, spectators, family and friends bring to this event to help raise awareness and funding for promising brain tumor research and essential education and support services.”

Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in this family-friendly day beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Soldier Field Stadium Green, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, in Chicago. The larger-than-life inflatable brain exhibit stands 16 feet high,10 feet long, and is open to all free of charge. 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.

The BT5K Chicago event is one of the ABTA’s nine run/walks taking place in cities coast to coast.  More than 10,000 are expected to participate nationwide with a goal of raising more than $900,000 to fund brain tumor research and give more patients, caregivers and families access to critical education, information and support services. For more information, or to register, go to www.BT5K.org.

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 information and education on all tumor types for all ages. For more information, visit www.abta.org or call 1-800-886-ABTA (2282).