Brain tumors do not discriminate, they are the leading cause of solid tumor death in children, the second leading cause of cancer death in young men ages 20-39, and 20% of all other cancers will spread to the brain.
Hewlett, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2012
The Grey Ribbon Crusade’s 3rd annual “National Walk To End Brain Tumors” takes place this May, which is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. The Grey Ribbon Crusade is a collaboration of 95 brain tumor foundations working together to speed up the battle against brain tumors. New this year is a prize for the top fundraising team, a NY Giants jersey - signed by this years’ Super Bowl MVP – Eli Manning. See http://walktoendbraintumors.org/prize.cfm for details and to participate.
Brain tumors are unlike any other types of tumors; they rob the patients of their very being – causing neurological problems such as personality changes, loss of ability to see, hear, taste, smell, think, talk, walk, move, take care of themselves and work. Brain tumors are among the most devastating of illnesses and impact the entire family.
Brain tumors affect people of any age – young and old. There is currently no effective treatment available. Average survival for the worst type of brain tumor is about 1 ½ years, with most patients having poor quality of life most of that time. However, there are now treatments in the pipeline that may offer hope of a breakthrough. Shockingly, some of the most promising experimental treatments are not being developed simply due to lack of money. The Grey Ribbon Crusade is trying to raise money to allow these treatments to get to the people who need it.
About The Grey Ribbon Crusade
The Grey Ribbon Crusade was formed in 2008 as collaboration between the three founding organizations: The Brad Kaminsky Foundation (tbkf.org), Unlocking Brain Tumors, and The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc (VirtualTrials.com). It has grown to include 95 brain tumor foundations, as well as hundreds of individuals from every state in the country, all working together to speed up the search for the cure!
For more information on the National Walk To End Brain Tumors, visit: http://walktoendbraintumors.org/ or call 888-295-4740.