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Get Involved and Learn More in 2022

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As we welcome 2022, take a moment to recharge and take action along your brain tumor journey, whether to learn something new or get inspired and connected with others along a similar journey.  

The ABTA is here to help and offer a range of opportunities to get involved and learn more. These are some upcoming opportunities ahead in 2022: 

Learn Something New

National Conference – Held Friday, Sept. 9 to Saturday, Sept. 10, the ABTA National Conference presents an unparalleled educational experience to engage, learn and connect. Held annually, join thousands of attendees to learn from the nation’s leading experts about the latest advances in brain tumor research, treatment, and care. 

2019 National Conference Panel

Patient & Family Meetings – Free virtual meetings that allow attendees to hear from experts on in-depth and targeted topics, including standard of care and clinical trials, methods to improve quality of life and invaluable resources in the community.

Here are our upcoming virtual meetings: 

Patient and Family Meeting


Designed for brain tumor patients and caregivers to learn more about brain tumor types, treatments, and research in 60-minute online sessions. Upcoming webinars include: 

  • January: Building Confidence in Your Treatment Decisions & Care
  • February: Understanding Your Diagnosis Report
  • April: Developments in Treating Malignant Brain Tumors

See more upcoming webinars and register on our website:

Get Involved

Get involved and connect with others with these community fundraising opportunities.  

Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K / BT5K Your Way – In 2022, there will be several in-person events across the country and a virtual run/walk, where you can BT5K anyway, anyhow, anywhere.

  • BT5K Tampa: Saturday, March 19 
  • BT5K Chicago: Saturday, April 30 
  • BT5K Michigan: Sunday, May 15 
  • BT5K Columbus: Saturday, June 4 
  • BT5K Virtual: Saturday, September 10 
  • BT5K Twin Cities: Saturday, October 8

Stay tuned for more BT5K run/walk announcements and register on our website!

Team ABTA – From people who’ve never run more than a mile to annual marathoners, Team ABTA members all have a common goal, to find a cure by raising funds for brain tumor research and patient programs.

Brian and Ken Schwartz

2022 United Airlines NYC HalfSunday, March 20

TD Five Boro Bike Ride Sunday, May 1

2022 San Francisco Marathon Sunday, July 24

2022 Bank of America Chicago MarathonSunday, October 9

Host Your Own Event – Organize your own event, personalize a tribute online or celebrate a special occasion. There’s no limit when it comes to fundraising ideas. 

Jessie Schlacks

Jessie Schlacks

Jessie is Managing Editor of the bi-monthly e-newsletter MindMatters. Submit story ideas or questions to jschlacks@abta.org.