Registration Open for Brain Tumor Fundraiser
Published August 2010
With the date—and maybe the stars—aligned for a "perfect 10,” the UC Brain Tumor Center is unveiling its new fundraiser, Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, on Oct. 10.
The 5-kilometer walk/run will begin at 10 a.m. at the World Peace Bell at Fourth and York streets in Newport, Ky. Participants will cross the Purple People Bridge and finish at Yeatman’s Cove on the Cincinnati riverfront.
The route is wheelchair-accessible and will include two water stations. A celebration following the walk/run will feature music and refreshments.
Proceeds will benefit the research and education programs at the Brain Tumor Center at
the UC Neuroscience Institute. Chairing the event are Wally Pagan and Christopher Knueven.
The entry fee is $30 online, $25 if paid by check, and no charge for children under 12. Participants are encouraged to form teams and recruit friends and family to support their walk/run efforts.
Some 215,000 people are stricken with brain tumors in America every year. About 45,000 of these individuals suffer primary tumors, which originate in the brain without warning and often without any known cause.
An additional 170,000 people suffer from metastatic brain tumors, whose source is a cancer elsewhere in the body.
The Brain Tumor Center is one of seven specialty centers within the UC Neuroscience Institute, a College of Medicine Center of Excellence. For more information, visit www.ucneuroscienceinstitute.com.