March MindMatters

KIM LEARY: FULL-TIME ONCOLOGY NURSE COPES WITH LOW GRADE GLIOMA

After Kim Leary returned to nursing following treatment from a grade II astrocytoma, there was a time when she couldn’t work due to the demands of the role. Learn how Leary overcame the obstacles.

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ABTA ENGAGES WITH 100 INTERNATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR EXPERTS

ABTA joins brain tumor experts at a groundbreaking initiative designed to foster collaboration to expedite development of new treatments.

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AMY’S WALK—HEALING STEP BY STEP

Ashlie Thornbury and her family celebrate the life and spirit of her aunt, Amy, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 37.

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APRIL 6, 2019
REGIONAL PATIENT
& FAMILY MEETING

Atlanta, GA

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APRIL 13, 2019
BT5K
CHICAGO

Chicago, IL

Details

APRIL 14, 2019
BOWLING
FOR BRAINS

Lakeville, MN

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Mindee Plugues

Member

Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten

Member

Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.