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FOURTH ANNUAL HAVE A CHANCE WALK TO FIGHT BRAIN TUMORS ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 18th, 2009


Posted on: 06/25/2009

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
THE
FOURTH ANNUAL HAVE A CHANCE WALK TO FIGHT BRAIN TUMORS ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 18th, 2009
 
Hope Steps Forward for Families and the Have A Chance Foundation to Find a Cure for Brain Cancer
 
New York, May 4, 2009 – Have A Chance www.HaveAChance.org and the National Brain Tumor Society www.braintumor.org, two non-profit organizations dedicated to finding a cure for brain cancer, today announced that the fourth annual Have A Chance Walk To Fight Brain Tumors will take place in Manhattan on Sunday, October 18, 2009. The event, which is open to walkers of all ages, is a 5-kilometer walk that starts and finishes at Historic Battery Park in lower Manhattan.
 
Over the past three years the event has seen the participation of over 6,000 walkers and volunteers and raised over $2 million to help find a cure. Additional details, registration information and how Walk proceeds fund research and patient support can be found on the Walk website: www.HaveAChanceWalk.org
 
According to Eric Roth, President 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 three years ago 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.”
  
Dennis and Arlene Roth founded the Have A Chance organization in 2001 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.
 
Brain tumors are among the most aggressive forms of cancer, yet their treatment gets some of the least federal funding. According to the National Brain Tumor Society www.braintumor.org, 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.
 
2009 Have A Chance Walk to Fight Brain Tumors Details:
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009
Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 9:45 a.m. 
Walk Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Starting Location: Battery Park, NYC
Finish Location: Battery Park, NYC 
Route Information: The 5K walk travels throughout lower Manhattan and features views of 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).
 
Sponsors:
A list of all sponsors as well as information on becoming a 2009 sponsor can be found at www.HaveAChanceWalk.org.

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 National Brain Tumor Society:
National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a leader in the brain tumor community, bringing together the best of research and patient services to be a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and medical professionals. We have a national presence, with offices on both coasts and activities and influence around the United States. For more information, please visit www.BrainTumor.org


 
 
Press Contacts:
Have A Chance Walk Team
info@HaveAChanceWalk.org

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