Brain Tumor Path to Progress

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Join this 5K Walk/Fun Run for brain tumor research along Chicago's beautiful lakefront at Diversey Harbor.

On Saturday, May 6th at 10 a.m. the First Annual 5K Walk/Fun Run for the American Brain Tumor Association will begin at Diversey Harbor. This family, friend and patient/survivor event is sponsored by Bally Total Fitness®, Jewel-Osco and Kiss FM. Many of the participants have a reason to walk/run and some are participating to support others.

Blanca Baldoceda lost her brother, Carlos, to a brain tumor when he was only 22 years old. “Carlos was truly the bravest person I've ever known. I will be walking on May 6th to raise money for the American Brain Tumor Association which does amazing work to support research and families struggling with a diagnosis of brain cancer. Please help me support this cause and honor Carlos' memory”, says Blanca.

Survivors and caregivers of those diagnosed with brain tumors have been meeting for 15 years in the western suburbs of Chicago - helping each other battle this disease. They know how important it is for research and support to continue for the fight against brain tumors. Their Brain Tumor Support Group is walking together, to raise money to wipe out brain tumors! Please join Scott & Anna Taylor, Wayne & Chris Leonaitis, Elyssa Levin, Deanna & Roy Santiago, Steve Hazard, Deborah Brunelle in their effort to help find a cure for brain tumors.

In March the Schabow Family received news about their father that will forever change their lives. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor that is inoperable. The three Schabow sons will be walking and are raising money to help make a difference. They know that every donation counts.

Based in Chicago and founded here in 1973 the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals globally and awarding funds to researchers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Proceeds from the Brain Tumor Path to Progress will exclusively support their research programs.

The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. You can register and/or donate online at Be sure to indicate the donation is for the 5K Walk/Fun Run. For more information call 847-827-9910.

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