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Brain Tumor
Awareness Month

Learn how you can support the brain cancer community throughout the month of May and beyond.

May 2017

May 2017
events calendar


Kick off BTAM by joining the BT5K in Denver on Saturday, 5/6


To show that NJ pride, sign up for the National Walk to End Brain Tumors on Saturday, 5/6


Today is the last chance to register for the Dallas 5K on Saturday, 5/6 and support the brain cancer community


Make sure to stay for the BBQ fundraiser after the Charleston Brain Tumor Walk Saturday, 5/6


Check out the resources available at End Brain Cancer Initiative’s table at the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on Sunday, 5/7


If you want to help raise funds for important research, head to today’s National Walk To End Brain Tumors in southern Florida


It’s the 20th annual Race for Hope today so be a part of this event that has raised over $27 million in its history


Learn how to make your voice heard at the first day of the two-day Head to the Hill Event


Sign up for a free webinar on "Returning to Work after a Brain Tumor Diagnosis" to be held on Tuesday, 5/16


Check out the home of the Dallas Cowboys while you walk for a good cause at the first ever Dallas Brain Tumor Walk on 5/13


Interested in sharing your story with local media? Here’s a toolkit to get you started


Whether you walk or run, support the brain cancer community at the BT5K Run & Walk in Michigan tomorrow


Walking is a heart healthy activity, so show you’ve got heart by joining today’s Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk


In exactly one week you could be supporting the brain cancer community by participating in the Des Moines 5K on 5/21


It’s no gamble that you can be of assistance by joining the 3rd Annual Desert Gray Matters 5K in Las Vegas on Sunday, 5/21


LA isn’t just about celebrities. Be an all-star by joining the BT5K LA today


Run shoulder-to-shoulder with the brain cancer community during the 8th annual MN Brain Tumor 5K in St. Paul on Sunday, 5/21


Enjoy delicious food for a good cause at the 6th Annual Brains Matter Awareness Fundraiser and Celebration Luncheon


Live in Boston? Own a bicycle? Join the Brain Tumor ride on Sunday, 5/21


It’s race day in NJ with today’s National Walk to End Brain Tumors. Come join!


Enjoy live music and speakers at Sunday’s 4th Annual Bellingham Brain Cancer Walk


Hear words of inspiration from other members of the brain cancer community, and share your voice at


Be sure to head to twitter to see what wisdom is being shared during today’s #TipTuesday!


Submit a patient or caregiver for the National Hope Award


Visit the Head for the Cure website to see if any of the 13 remaining 5Ks are near you


Check out the Brain Tumor Virtual Trial from the Musella Foundation and see if you’re a fit


Learn how you can lend your voice to become an advocate for NBTS


Check out a resource where you can share your experience or hear from others at


Get those shoes laced for today’s National Walk to End Brain Tumors in Salt Lake City, Utah


It’s the final #TipTuesday for BTAM, check out twitter for helpful advice


Stay involved beyond BTAM. Join a national volunteer network from the ABTA

“I’m proud to be a part of the community supporting brain cancer patients. Seeing so many people come together keeps me motivated.”


overview of
advocacy groups

American Brain Tumor Association

Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was the first national nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated solely to brain tumors. For nearly 45 years, the ABTA has provided comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.

BTAM Highlights: Developed the AMP UP: Toolkit to Share Your Story, offer #TipTuesday on twitter and three BT5K events in Denver, CO; Ann Arbor, MI and Los Angeles, CA

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Initiative | Chris Elliott Fund

The EndBrainCancer Initiative assists patients, families and caregivers with Brain Cancer through 3 distinct programs. 1) DirectConnect which provides immediate access to advanced treatment options by referring nationally to top brain cancer specialists and pre-qualifying patients for appropriate clinical trials 2) Education/Awareness/Outreach provides educational resources to nearly 6 million people nationally 3) Advocacy and Access fosters Health Policy work to obtain more immediate access to drugs, devices, and clinical trials

BTAM Highlights: Participating in two walks in Seattle, WA as well as the 6th Annual Brains Matter Awareness Fundraiser and Celebration Luncheon with Fran Drescher serving as the speaker also in Seattle.

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Head for the Cure

The Head for the Cure Foundation is dedicated to the fight against brain cancer. Its mission is to raise awareness, and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy. Importantly and uniquely, through its partnership with the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), The Head for the Cure Foundation is moving the field of brain cancer research forward in the quest for effective treatment.

BTAM Highlights: Two Head for the Cure 5Ks in Dallas, TX and Des Moines, IA

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The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information

The Musella Foundation compiles data for brain tumor research and offers information to help the brain tumor community. The organization offers a guide that can be downloaded for the newly diagnosed and allows them to explore financial resources.

BTAM Highlights: Participating in 6 walks during May in Jensen Beach, FL; Saint Paul, MN; Clark and New Egypt, NJ; Las Vegas, NV and Salt Lake City, UT

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National Brain Tumor Society

The National Brain Tumor Society offers educational information, online communities and research funding & public policy advocacy programs. Check the calendar for an upcoming Brain Tumor Walk, Ride or Race near you.

BTAM Highlights: Head to the Hill and Race for Hope events in Washington DC and 4 brain tumor walks/rides in Charleston, SC; Dallas, TX; Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA

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Additional Resource An online resource featuring a mosaic of videos and images from people affected by GBM, offering messages of hope and inspiration and encouraging others to share their voices.

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advocacy walks

Clockwise: Gary Shivers, Debbie Clark and Matt Lozano (left to right); Laurie Mantegari; Alice Hull; Steve Paciulan; Caroline Strong; Marie Garbe and Alesha Goetzke

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