American Brain Tumor Association’s Team Breakthrough Racing to Advance Brain Tumor Understanding and Treatment

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Running Program Recruiting for 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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As an official Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Partner, the American Brain Tumor Association’s endurance program, Team Breakthrough, has a limited number of guaranteed entries available for the marathon.

Participants who register with Team Breakthrough receive their race entry, a comprehensive training plan with Chicago Endurance Sports, a personal Team Breakthrough fundraising web page, personal fundraising support, fundraising rewards and a pre-race pasta party.

“Our Team Breakthrough runners are not only committed to completing 26.2 miles, they’re also committed to supporting the mission of the ABTA, and more importantly, the nearly 700,000 people who are living with a brain tumor in the US,” said Meg Schneider, chief advancement officer of the ABTA. “Our participants understand the importance of the ABTA’s brain tumor research funding and the support services we provide for patients and caregivers. They are a very dedicated group.”

Last year, Team Breakthrough’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners raised more than $120,000. The money raised allows the ABTA to fund critical brain tumor research and provide support services to brain tumor patients and caregivers.

Team Breakthrough is the national endurance program for the ABTA, and includes half marathons and full marathons across the country. For more information visit, call the ABTA’s Event Line at 800-886-1281 or email events(at)abta(dot)org.

Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing support and education programs for all tumor types and all age groups. For more information, visit

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