5K Participants Show Commitment Despite Hurricane-Related Cancellation
Hundreds of friends and supporters of the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) gathered at the Hard Rock Café in New York City this past Saturday, December 15, to honor the extraordinary accomplishments of those who had expected to participate in the inaugural Breakthrough for Brain Tumors New York City 5K Run & Walk. The 5K event, which had been scheduled for November 10, was cancelled due to site damage incurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Despite the event cancellation, participants rallied together to show their commitment to the ABTA and its mission, raising more than $300,000.
The top three fundraisers for the 5K were Kate Festa of Hillsdale, N.J.; Wendy Herm of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Scott Kalniz of Sylvania, Ohio.
“We are so grateful to all of those who endured the ravages of the storm and still maintained their commitment to this event,” noted ABTA President & CEO Elizabeth Wilson. “We are pleased that so many teams and participants were able to join us to recognize and celebrate the incredible efforts put forth in support of the ABTA and our mission.”
Photos from the event can be viewed here.
The Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk will return to New York in 2013, as well as other cities across the country, including Chicago; Los Angeles; Spokane, Wash.; and Ypsilanti, Mich. Visit www.breakthroughforbraintumors.org to sign up for notifications on the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors New York City 5K Run & Walk.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION
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 www.abta.org.
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