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  • Tom's Story

    We were fishing on a windy Monday afternoon when I had a seizure (my first ever), passed out,...

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  • Tracy's Story

    The suspected tumor was on my eardrum and around the cranial nerves that controlled speech,...

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  • Sandy's Story

    John Lennon said “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” and, in my case,...

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  • Wally's Story

    My prognosis was dim. A phone call from my primary care doctor revealed that I would die in the...

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  • Rosemary's Story

    On a hot day in late July, time stood still as we heard the doctor tell us that mom had an...

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  • Dr. Michael Wood's Story

    I started having symptoms more than a year before my diagnosis, which occurred just after...

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  • Kathy's Story

    My husband, Pete Nadherny, was 60 years old and flourishing when he started having trouble...

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  • Tonya's Story

    I had 8-month-old and 5-year-old daughters when I was told on May 3, 2013 that I had a brain...

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  • Billi's Story

    My phone rang only once on Sunday, August 11, 2014, and it was the call that changed my life....

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  • Tim Pangallo’s Story

    As a quiet man, Tim never wanted to be the center of attention, but he had to deal with all the...

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  • Matt's Story

    Matthew lost his six-and-a-half-year battle on January 12, 2012, at the young age of 28.

  • Adam's Story

    I'm almost four years out from treatment for an atypical meningioma in my right frontal lobe,...

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  • Jennifer's Story

    Although the meningioma was benign – it would not metastasize – it was not harmless. It was...

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  • Chris's Story

    Shortly after returning from a wonderful beach vacation with my family I became very ill with a...

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  • Collin's Story

    I was on vacation with my family heading to a whale watch when I suddenly became violently sick...

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  • Holly's Story

    On Sunday, February 17, 2008, we were looking forward to our next trip to Hawaii that...

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  • Debbie's Story

    After having a few migraine headaches this summer, Debbie spoke with her doctor, who...

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  • Carol's Story

    Having a tumor so close to my brain was the LAST thing I would have dreamed I had! I was a...

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  • Jim's Story

    We are determined to raise as much as we can so that someday this disease can be treatable 100...

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  • Mary Jane's Story

    After working out one day, I noticed some numbness on the right side of my face. The following...

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  • Brian's Story

    My life was carefree. Thirty-nine years old. Happily married with three kids under the age of 5...

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  • Asheley's Story

    The next day I went to see my nurse practitioner, and I will be forever thankful that she was...

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Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

benefits the research and educational efforts of the UC Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, a part of UC Health and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

UC Neuroscience Institute


Thank you for joining us for the 6th Annual Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure! Mark your calendar for the 7th Walk Ahead on October 23, 2016!

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Interviews and Highlights

Richard Chiles of News 5 sums up the 6th annual walk for the evening news 

News 5 Today interviews Dr. Luke Pater and survivor Tom Blankemeyer

Local 12 interviews researcher David Plas, PhD, and survivor Billi Ewing as they prepare to Walk Ahead

Seven Hills students donate to UC Brain Tumor Center

On October 25, 2015, survivors, caregivers, family members, brain tumor specialists and other caring members of our community gathered at Sawyer Point Park to participate in the 6th Annual Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure 5K Walk/Run, benefiting the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute.

The family-friendly event drew more than 3,300 participants from 19 states and raised over $317,000, bringing our cumulative fund-raising total to more than $1.3 million!

Walk Ahead 2013

The annual Walk Ahead offers an enjoyable and inspiring way to join the fight against brain tumors. Proceeds stay right here in Cincinnati, supporting research and education at the UC Brain Tumor Center. Led by some of the best doctors in America, the UC Brain Tumor Center provides patients with the best treatment available anywhere in the world while working to find effective new treatments and, ultimately, a cure.

Together we can make a difference and provide help and hope for those affected by brain tumors.

Thank you for bringing your team t-shirts for our Walk Ahead quilt! We had more than 20 new shirts added to the quilt in 2015. If you wish to contribute a shirt, please mail to the address below.

UC Brain Tumor Center
Attn: Walk Ahead
PO Box 670570
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0570

For ongoing information about brain tumor treatments and research, including clinical trials, please visit www.uchealth.com/braintumor.

Donations made by check can be made out to Walk Ahead Fund and mailed to:

UC Brain Tumor Center
Office of Development
Attn: Walk Ahead
PO Box 670570
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0570

All gifts are tax-deductible in accordance with existing tax laws.