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Published by the National Brain Tumor Society, this monthly newsletter includes updates on our integrated research, advocacy, and public policy programs, as well as upcoming events across the nation and in your community.

August 2013

Get Involved: Fall 2013 Events

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Are you looking for a way to inspire hope and make a difference in the fight against brain tumors? Join our fall events as an individual participant, team captain, or volunteer. Visit our events calendar to find the event closest to you and register today!

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

As part of the upcoming Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to recognize all of the young patients and survivors affected by this disease, and those who are being remembered for their fight. At the National Brain Tumor Society our commitment to pediatric brain tumor research has never been stronger. Our current pediatric programs are focused on providing key insights to shape and accelerate future research to new, safer treatments so children can go on to live full and active lives. Help us raise awareness of this special month as we continue to work every day toward better treatments and ultimately a cure.

Now and through the month of September we invite you to show your support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and follow our updates on Facebook.

National Brain Tumor Society Awards New Grants for Oligodendroglioma Research

Dr. David Louis, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Anders Persson, PhD, of The University of California, San Francisco were recently selected as the first grant recipients of the Oligodendroglioma Research Fund. These two exciting grants also mark the successful launch of the first initiative of our Community Research Fund program, which is the only vehicle of charitable giving in the country that allows contributors to earmark donations for study of a particular brain tumor type - and was made possible by the generous support of key families and friends of the National Brain Tumor Society.  Read the full announcement.

Advocate of the Month: Karen Eagan

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A native of California, Karen Eagan has been spreading awareness and educating others on key issues from coast to coast. She's also taken it upon herself to write to every Congressional office in her state (there are a lot!) about our key issues. Read more in our latest advocacy and public policy update.

Community Events Update

2nd Annual Evening with The Craig Thatcher Band
Whitehall, PA - 9/7
Enjoy an evening of great blues and rock music, food, and auctions highlighted by the renowned guitarist Craig Thatcher and his band. Purchase tickets.

Todos Juntos Dinner at the International Culinary School
San Bernardino, CA - 9/12 & 9/13
Indulge in a four-course meal showcasing modern Mexican cuisine prepared by the senior class of The International Culinary School. Learn more.

Brain Tumor Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia, PA - 9/16
Watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Miami Marlins, and join others from the greater Philadelphia brain tumor community. Reserve your seats.

1st Annual Tim Tierney Memorial Golf Tournament
Half Moon Bay, CA - 9/19
Take a swing at this tournament, which includes lunch, cocktails, and contests. Join us.

Find an upcoming event or email to start your own community event. Get involved today!

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2013 Events

Unite with us in the fight against brain tumors - Participate in an event near you!

Anaheim, CA - 9/21
Orange County Brain Tumor Walk

Boston, MA - 10/6
Boston Brain Tumor Walk

Los Angeles - 10/19
Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk

NEW San Jose, CA - 10/26
Silicon Valley Brain Tumor Walk

Philadelphia, PA - 11/3
Race for Hope - Philadelphia

Fort Worth, TX - 11/9
Dallas Ft. Worth Brain Tumor Walk

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Summit 2013

National Brain Tumor Society 2013 Summit
Boston, MA - 10/3-10/4

In the Brain Tumor Community

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center presents Living with Brain Tumors (Also webcasted and recorded)
Boston, MA - 9/7
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3rd Annual Brain Tumor Symposium: Current Innovations in Brain Tumor Treatments
Philadelphia, PA - 11/1
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