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Family Brings Awareness to Brain Tumors

Al's Comment:

 There are 3 more events this month in our National Walk To End Brain Tumors.  Tomorrow in Utah, and 2 events in NJ next week!

See walktoendbraintumors.org for details!

 


Posted on: 05/24/2015

 
Family Brings Awareness to Brain Tumors
 
 
Credits: Courtesy of Diane Bier
 
 
 
By MARC KRAUSS
May 20, 2015 at 10:45 PM
EDISON, NJ - May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and the Grey Ribbon Crusade is hosting the National Walk to End Brain Tumors at Roosevelt Park, Edison, NJ on Saturday, May 30.
 
Brain tumors do not discriminate. Each year 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with primary brain tumor or cancer. They are the leading cause of solid tumor death in children, the second leading cause of cancer death in young men ages 20-39, and 20% of all other cancers will spread to the brain.  The Grey Ribbon is the awareness symbol for brain tumors/cancer.
 
“For my family, raising awareness for brain tumors is personal,” Diane Bier said. “My husband David was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma  (grade 3 astrocytoma) brain tumor in December 2002, when he was 35. The doctors told us he had maybe 2 to 4 years and we had small children.“  
 
Not all families are as lucky as the Bier’s.  David Bier is a 12 year brain cancer survivor and the family works together to raise awareness and funds for research.  100% of the funds raised from walks across the USA and go directly to research, nothing goes to administrative costs, cell phones, etc.
 
Join the Bier’s and other families on Saturday, May 30t at Roosevelt Park for the Walk/Run to End Brain Tumors.  Registration and check start at 9 a.m. at the Gazebo. 
 
You can also register the day of the walk.  The walk is wheelchair and stroller accessible.  Dogs are welcome too, but must be on a leash.
 
The goal of the walk is to raise $10,000. Currently they are a little over half way there.
 
This event is dedicated to all who have lost the battle with brain tumors, the loved ones left behind, the courageous people who have been diagnosed and the researchers who continue to strive for better treatments and a cure.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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