Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk Results
The final numbers show the 2013 Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk sponsored by City National Bank raised nearly $ 300,000 this past Saturday, October 19 at Exposition Park.
That passes the 2012 fundraising efforts and all proceeds will support brain tumor research, public policies, and awareness of the disease.
More than 2,000 brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers, and friends participated.
Brain Tumors Widespread
“We can’t thank the Los Angles community enough for coming out to support this cause. Nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a brain tumor, and more than 14,000 people will die because of the disease this year alone. Despite these facts, progress in the field remain far too slow,” said N. Paul TonThat, chief executive officer of National Brain Tumor Society.
“The money raised from this year’s Walk will allow us to continue funding vital programs to accelerate the discovery of new scientific breakthroughs and the availability of more treatments for this disease.”
As part of its work to find a cure, the National Brain Tumor Society mobilizes volunteer advocates across the country to raise awareness and support for public policies. The goal is to strengthen research and provide access to essential health care for all those affected by brain tumors.
Individuals looking to support the brain tumor cause can also help increase awareness beyond this event by becoming an advocate, making a gift, hosting a community event, or sharing their personal experiences. Learn more at www.braintumor.org/takeaction.