American Brain Tumor Association’s Team Breakthrough Sets New Record

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ABTA Bank of America Chicago Marathon team on pace to raise $150,000

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“This is a group of dedicated individuals who are literally going the distance to help increase awareness of brain tumors”

Team Breakthrough, the American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) running endurance program, will participate in Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a team of 76 runners who have already raised more than $148,000. The number of participants and dollars raised this year are a new record for the ABTA.

“This is a group of dedicated individuals who are literally going the distance to help increase awareness, and in doing so, have raised a record amount of money to support our mission of advancing the understanding and treatment of brain tumors,” said Elizabeth M. Wilson, MNA, president and CEO, American Brain Tumor Association. “We are thrilled to see Team Breakthrough grow, and applaud their efforts which are a testament to the real strides we can make with more individuals dedicated to the cause.”

Team Breakthough’s top fundraiser, Rajesh Senapati, is from Cambridge, MA. "I am so humbled by the incredible support that I have received from family, friends, and colleagues in my fundraising efforts,” said Senepati. “I am honored to be a member of Team Breakthrough and can't wait to have a successful race in Chicago. I also look forward to meeting many of my teammates."

Team Breakthrough is the ABTA’s national endurance program, and allows runners at all levels to support the ABTA through participation in select distance events or an event of their choosing. For more information, visit

Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education on all tumor types and all age groups. For more information, visit h or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).

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