The National Brain Tumor Society is presenting its seventh Race for Hope in Philadelphia on Sunday, November 4. The Race for Hope is a 5k walk in Philadelphia and is one of the most successful fundraisers in the country. The force and brains for this walk are Pam, Scott and Bernie Keilberg who founded this great race for the cure after their mother, Eileen S. Kelberg, who lost her battle with the disease in 1996. Ever since her death, her kids have found the importance of raising awareness, and will continue to do so until there is a cure.
This Race for Hope is a way of reaching out to other families affected by this disease. It also raises awareness of brain tumors and the fight to learn about the cause and, of course, cure. The funds also go toward families who need support during their difficult times.
The walk will begin with a procession for survivors who have inspired everyone with their fight and winning the battle. Survivors will be on stage so they can be acknowledged and recognized. Food and beverages will be provided for all participants who are registered along with a T-shirt.
There are over 600,000 people in the United States living with brain tumors, over 28,000 children under the age of 20.There are over 120 different types of brain tumors, making effective treatment very complicated. Brain tumors are located at the control center for thought, emotion and movement, their effects on an individual’s physical and cognitive abilities can be devastating.
Symptoms of a brain tumor can include headaches that are more frequent than normal, seizures, cognitive or personality changes, eye weakness, nausea or vomiting, speech disturbances, or memory loss. While these are the most common symptoms of a brain tumor, they can also indicate other medical problems. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is important to speak with your doctor.
WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
REGISTRATION: Individual Adult: $25, Individual Child: $10, Virtual Participation: $10. Register Here