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Resolve to Get Involved in 2020

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In 2020, pledge to elevate your involvement in the brain tumor community and the ABTA. Take a peek at our 2020 educational programs and events and get involved.

Get Involved in the Brain Tumor Community

Breakthrough for Brain Tumors (BT5K)

The ABTA’s signature 5K run and walk fundraising events are held across the country attracting thousands of patients, families, and friends to celebrate survivors and honor the memories of loved ones as a community. Register today!

New in 2020: Kids Fun Run – Children ages 2-10 who register and raise funds for the Kids Fun Run at the BT5Ks will benefit pediatric brain tumor research. Learn more.

March 21 – Tampa Bay
April 4 – Dallas
May 31 – Chicago
June 6 – Michigan
June 6 – Columbus
October 12 – Twin Cities
October 26 – Los Angeles
October 27 – San Francisco
November 10 – New York


Team ABTA is made up of dedicated individuals who choose to run or bike the extra mile to raise funds for brain tumor research and programs.

2020 United Airlines NYC Half
March 15

TD Five Boro Bike Tour
May 3

2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
October 11

Get Informed with Brain Tumor Education

ABTA educational events are designed for patients, caregivers and families to share the latest information on treatment, care, and survivorship. Taking place in major cities across the country or from the comfort of your home or office, brain tumor conferences, meetings, and webinars are often free of charge.

Regional Patient and Family Meetings

Patients, families, and caregivers are invited to participate in free, half-day educational meetings to connect and learn the latest advances in brain tumor treatment and care. And, many meetings are live-streamed, giving you the opportunity to access the information no matter your location. Learn more.

New York, NY: Saturday, March 7
New York University Langone Health

Minneapolis, MN: Tuesday, April 7
University of Minnesota

Tampa, FL: Saturday, June 20
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Los Angeles, CA: Date & location coming soon

National Conference

The ABTA National Conference brings together hundreds of patients, caregivers, researchers and medical professionals from around the country for the latest information in brain tumor research, treatment and care. Filled with information and opportunity to connect with others along a similar journey. Learn more.

2020 National Conference
Friday and Saturday, September 11-12
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel: 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 

Educational Webinar Series

Our educational webinar series is designed for brain tumor patients and caregivers to learn more about brain tumor types, treatments, and research. Webinars are 60 minutes, allow for questions and are free to all. Learn more.

January:             Holistic Management of Brain Tumor Symptoms
February:            Therapies Given During Surgery
March:                Reading Your Radiology Report
April:                   Your Tumor’s Personality: The Importance of Molecular Profiling
May:                    Metastatic Brain Tumors 101
June:                   Late Treatment Effects in Survivorship

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