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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Matt's Story

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

  • Kathy's Story

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

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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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  • 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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  • Debbie's Story

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chris's Story

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

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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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  • Adam's Story

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

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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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  • Jennifer's Story

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tracy's Story

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

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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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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.

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Thank you for your participation! We had over 3,200 participants from 20 states!

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Save the Date!
6th Annual Walk Ahead
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Sawyer Point Park


Walk Ahead in the News

Jonathan Hawgood of News 5 Today interviews Dr. Ron Warnick and Brian Wiles

Seven Hills students donate to UC Brain Tumor Center

Check out these links for coverage of our 2013 Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

WLWT Channel 5
WCPO Channel 9

Venue magazine

St. Xavier News

On October 26, 2014, survivors, caregivers, family members, brain tumor specialists and other caring members of our community gathered at Sawyer Point Park to participate in the 5th 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 3,200 participants from 20 states and raised over $300,000 in 2014, bringing our cumulative fund-raising total to more than $1 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 33 new shirts added to the quilt in 2014. If you still 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 Brain Tumor Center 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.