The 4th Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure 5k Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Yeatman's Cove at Sawyer Point Park. The morning will be filled with activities for everyone! Join us as we Walk Ahead to build awareness and find a cure!
Who: Survivors, caregivers, family members, brain tumor specialists and other caring members of our community.
What: A scenic, 5-kilometer walk and chip-timed run. The route is wheelchair-accessible, and the celebration following the walk/run will feature music and refreshments.
Where: Begin and end at Yeatman's Cove at Sawyer Point Park in downtown Cincinnati.
When: October 27, 2013.
Why We Walk
Why Do We Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure?
Because 215,000 people are stricken with brain tumors in America every year. About 45,000 of these individuals suffer primary tumors, which originate in the brain without warning and often without any known cause. An additional 170,000 people suffer metastatic brain tumors, whose source is a cancer elsewhere in the body.
We also Walk Ahead because brain tumors are becoming more common. During the last two decades, the incidence of brain tumors has increased 22 percent overall and 55 percent in people over 65 years of age. Proceeds from Walk Ahead support research and education at the UC Brain Tumor Center.
The Brain Tumor Center is one of nine specialty centers within the UC Neuroscience Institute and is a close affiliate of the renowned Mayfield Clinic neurosurgical practice and several specialty departments of UC Physicians and the UC College of Medicine. The Brain Tumor Center is working hard to treat brain tumors, to find cures, and to understand why these tumors occur. The Center’s multidisciplinary clinical team of specialists uses multiple tumor-fighting therapies, from implantable chemotherapy wafers to shaped-beam radiation to promising vaccines. The Center makes new therapies available to patients through carefully managed clinical trials.
For more information about clinical care, brain tumor research, clinical trials, upcoming events, and patient education, please visit www.ucbraintumorcenter.com