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The American Brain Tumor Association Hosts Path to Progress 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Soldier Field in Chicago

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 General News J E 4
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Register Today! Proceeds Benefit ABTA's Research and Patient-Family Programs

DES PLAINES, Ill., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) will again host its annual Path to Progress 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 22, 2010( )at Soldier Field in Chicago.

The Path to Progress has steadily grown over the past five years, attracting nearly 4,500 runners and walkers in 2009. New this year is a 1-mile strut open to any interested participant. Proceeds from the Path to Progress benefit the American Brain Tumor Association's research funding and patient-family education and support programs.

Brain tumors do not discriminate, occurring in people of all ages. This year, nearly 63,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor, and more than 250,000 with a secondary or metastatic brain tumor. More than 600,000 Americans are currently living with a brain tumor diagnosis.

"While significant progress has been made in treatment and care, a brain tumor continues to be a devastating diagnosis," said ABTA Executive Director Elizabeth Wilson. "Through events like the Path to Progress 5K Run/Walk, ABTA ensures continued funding for critical brain tumor research, as well as desperately needed resources and support for patients and families living with this disease. Please join us on May 22nd on the Path to Progress toward a brain tumor cure!"

Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Path to Progress registration and information are available at www.pathtoprogress.org. Cost: $30 for adults; $28 for CARA members; children ages 4 to 12, $10; children under age 4, free (by May 14, 2010). Early bird registration ($5 discount) ends Jan. 31, 2010.

The 2010 Path to Progress sponsors are: Genentech and Schering-Plough (Presenting sponsors); North Shore Community Bank and the University of Chicago Medical Center (Supporting); Integra Foundation, Johnson Controls, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, NovoCure, and Rush University Medical Center (Official); Area Equipment, Inc. and Radiation Oncology Consultants (Associate) and Pioneer Press, 101.9fm THE MIX and Chicago Athlete (Media).

Path to Progress registration and information are available at www.pathtoprogress.org.

For nearly 40 years, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) has provided critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. The ABTA is also the recognized resource for up-to-date information and compassionate support for the brain tumor patients, families and caregivers who are living with this disease. For more information, visit the ABTA Web site at www.abta.org, or call 1-800-886-2282.

SOURCE American Brain Tumor Association
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