Sacramento Area Brain Tumor Support Group

Sacramento Area Brain Tumor Support Group

For more than 20 years the Sacremento Area Brain Tumor Support Group has provided emotional support and educational programs for the community. This group is open to all patients with benign or malignant brain tumors, at any stage. Friends and family are encouraged to attend. Health care professionals serve as advisors and speakers for the group. Claire Basco, NP; Karen Smith, RN; and Sarah Conning, LCSW, OSW-C are the group facilitators. Parking is free. Food is usually not provided except for a holiday potluck in December.

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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.