American Brain Tumor Association Hosting First Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K in Tampa, FL

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ABTA 5K Run & Walk Events Going Coast to Coast in 2013

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“In every city, we hear stories of courage and commitment from brain tumor patients and their families,” notes ABTA President and CEO Elizabeth M. Wilson.

The American Brain Tumor Association hosts its inaugural Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Tampa 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, FL.

Proceeds from the event support the ABTA’s support services and programs for brain tumor patients and their families and vital funding of brain tumor research.

The event kicks off a year-long nationwide expansion of the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk events.

“In every city, we hear stories of courage and commitment from brain tumor patients and their families,” notes ABTA President and CEO Elizabeth M. Wilson. “We consider it a privilege to be coming together with families all across the nation to bring greater awareness to this devastating disease and the need for research breakthroughs while at the same time recognizing and honoring the incredible breakthroughs these individuals make in their own lives every day.”

Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walks scheduled thus far for 2013 include Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Spokane, WA and Ypsilanti, MI. Visit http://www.breakthroughforbraintumors.org to register for the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Tampa 5K or to learn more about 5K events in other cities.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first and is now the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support services and programs to brain tumor patients and their families and the funding of brain tumor research. For more information, visit http://www.abta.org.

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