2013 Brain Tumor Walk, Portland
National Brain Tumor Society’s Portland walk will take place on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
The brain tumor community - including patients, caregivers, families, and friends - are walking together in support and in honor of those affected by this deadly disease; rallying towards a cure.
The Portland Brain Tumor Walk connects participants and volunteers in a family-friendly atmosphere, walking in support of the brain tumor community. The event raises vital funds in support of the National Brain Tumor Society’s mission to find a cure for brain tumors. The event includes a 5K walk, and community day with prizes and food.
Oaks Park; Portland, OR
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Registration: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Program & Activities: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Each year, more than 121,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor -- that's over 500 people per day! Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children under age 20. Only one out of three adults diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor today will be alive in five years. More so than any other cancer, a brain tumor can have life-altering psychological, cognitive, behavioral, and physical effects.
Locally, hundreds of families in Oregon are affected by brain tumors each year. As patients, surivors, and caregivers, these residents comprise a community with compelling stories and photographs of survival and hope.
Despite these facts, brain tumor research remains underfunded with little progress. The National Brain Tumor Society works to meet the vast needs of the brain tumor community by collaborating with leading institutions across the United States to fund promising research, and accelerate the discovery of new treatments.