“We were so impressed by Saturday’s turnout, and the level of support we received from the greater Charlotte community. 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 remains far too slow,” said N. Paul TonThat, chief executive officer of National Brain Tumor Society. “The money raised from the Race 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.”
National Brain Tumor Society is the only brain tumor organization to fully integrate research and public policy initiatives;
Fundraising for the Charlotte Brain Tumor Race is still open and those interested in making a contribution can visit: www.braintumorrace.org/
About National Brain Tumor Society:
National Brain Tumor Society is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States. We are fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and those who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies, which meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community. To learn more, visit www.braintumor.org.