2017: Sunday, October 22
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 22, 2017
Same-day registration opens: 7:30 a.m., in the bridge tunnels
Timed 5K Run: 8:30 a.m.
5K Walk: 9 a.m.
5k Map click here to view map.
-Walker: $40 ($45 after September 22.)
-Runner: $40 ($45 After September 22.)
-Child (12 years or under): $15
Additional donations are also welcomed.
Awards given to:
Top 25 Female Walker/Runner
Top 25 Male Walker/Runner
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 12 disease-focused centers within the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and is a close affiliate of the 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 visitwww.ucbraintumorcenter.com