The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.
Fiercely committed to finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for people living with a brain tumor, the National Brain Tumor Society’s Long Island Walk connects brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers, and friends for an inspiring, family-friendly day. Participants can choose to walk as individuals, create a new team, or join an existing team. All proceeds from the event will go toward funding critical brain tumor research and raising awareness of this devastating disease.
“Only one out of three adults diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor today will be alive in five years. More so than any other cancer, brain tumors can have life-altering psychological, cognitive, behavioral, and physical effects. And yet, despite these facts, brain tumor research remains grossly underfunded,” said Kristina Knight, spokesperson for the National Brain Tumor Society. “Every dollar pledged from the Long Island Brain Tumor Walk allows us to continue funding vital research to accelerate the discovery of new scientific breakthroughs and the availability of more treatments for this disease.”
All event teams are led by a team captain who is close to the cause. Friendly competition is encouraged when it comes to fundraising. Winning teams and top participants are recognized after the walk.
For details about the walk contact Diana Guerin, director of events, at email@example.com or
516-632-8880. The website is www.braintumor.org/takeaction.