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HAVE A CHANCE WALK TO FIGHT BRAIN TUMORS ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL CHARITY WALK


Posted on: 10/23/2007

 

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HAVE A CHANCE WALK TO FIGHT BRAIN TUMORS ANNOUNCES
 
SECOND ANNUAL CHARITY WALK
 
New York, June 18, 2007, Furthering their dedication and 
Commitment to finding a cure for brain cancer, non-profit organizations 
Have A Chance and the Brain Tumor Society have announced plans for the
second annual Have A Chance Walk To Fight Brain Tumors, which 
will take place in Manhattan, NY on Sunday, October 28, 2007. The 
event, which is open to walkers of all ages, is a 5-kilometer walk that
starts and finishes at Battery Park in lower Manhattan.
 
More than 2,200  people participated in the  inaugural walk last year,
which raised more than $1 million.  Additional details and‚
registration information can be found on the Walk website:
 
Brain tumors are among the most aggressive forms of cancer, yet 
their‚ treatment gets some of the least federal funding. According to 
the Brain Tumor Society, each year more than 220,000 people in the 
United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor.   
Brain metastases account for 20 percent of all cancer deaths each year 
In the United States.
 
According to Eric Roth, Chairman of Have a Chance, the 
cure rate for brain cancer is significantly lower than that for many other
types of cancer. Have a Chance was founded to provide a 
networking for families struggling for answers and the most innovative
therapies. We started the walk last year to elevate the fight 
against brain tumors to a more national spotlight, and bring us one step
closer to a world less affected by this disease through 
significant fundraising efforts.
The Have A Chance organization was founded in 2001 by Dennis and
Arlene Roth after their son was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It 
Was created to provide support to those affected by brain tumors by
connecting afflicted families with each other, doctors, pertinent
information and direction for treatments and research.


The Brain Tumor Society, which has provided over $9 million since
1989 in support of research, exists to improve the quality of 
life of brain tumor patients, survivors, and their families, provide
informational resources and psychosocial support, improve 
clinical care, and fund carefully selected scientific research projects to
find a cure.
 
2007 Have a Chance Walk to Fight Brain Tumors Details:
 
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2007
Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m.
Ceremony:  9:45 p.m.
Walk Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Starting Location: Battery Park, NYC
Finish Location: Battery Park, NYC
Route Information: The 5K walk will go along both the East and  Hudson Rivers
 
Walkers and volunteers are encouraged to sign up today and help
support the fight against brain tumors.  More information 
regarding registration, volunteering and making a contribution is 
available at www.HaveAChanceWalk.org or by calling 1-866-526-WALK (9255).
 
About Have A Chance:
Have A Chance is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization 
Dedicated to helping individuals and families impacted by a brain tumor 
Find the most appropriate and innovative therapies.   Have A 
Chance is committed to researching treatments that touch on the four 
Elements of healing: conventional, alternative, spiritual and 
psychological.
 
For more information, please visit: www.HaveAChance.org
 
About The Brain Tumor Society:
The Brain Tumor Society (BTS) is a national 501(c) (3) not-for- profit
founded in 1989. Its mission of Research, Education and Support
provides hope for a cure in the future and comfort for patients,
survivors and caregivers in the present.  For more information,
please visit: www.tbts.org
 
Press Contacts:
Lyla Naseem
212-729-0115
lyla@lylapr.com
 
Cindy Tanenbaum
917-538-1259
cindy@kainyc.com
 

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