Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

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Oct 25 2015
  • Community Event
  • Oct 25, 2015, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point, 705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

To register and for more details, please visit www.walkahead.org.

The 6th annual Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure 5K Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Sawyer Point Park.

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.
Where: Begin and end at Sawyer Point Park in downtown Cincinnati.
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Registration Opens: 7:00 a.m. (in the bridge tunnels)
Timed 5K Run: 8:00 a.m. (Awards will be given to the first 25 male and first 25 female finishers)
5K Walk: 8:45 a.m.

Registration fees
-Walker: $35  ($40 starting October 1, 2015; $45 on the day of registration)
-Runner: $35 ($40 starting October 1, 2015; $45 on the day of registration)
-Child (12 years or under): $10
Additional donations are also welcomed.

Online Registration will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, October 21st. You can still register at any packet pick-up or on the morning of Walk Ahead. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m., Sunday, October 25, in the middle tunnel under the Purple People Bridge. Packet Pick-Up and Day of Registration is $45 for adults.

Awards given to:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Top Individual Fundraiser
  • Largest Team
  • Most Spirited Team
  • Top Rookie Team

Why We Walk

Why Do We Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure?
Because people are stricken with brain tumors in America every year. About 70,000 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 UC Health Brain Tumor Center is one of 11 specialty centers within the UC Neuroscience Institute. 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 https://www.uchealth.com/en/neuroscience-institute/brain-tumor-center

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