MAY 2017


Head to the Hill’s Impact

308 advocates from 38 states took to Capitol Hill last week to give voice to the needs of the brain tumor community and to make sure Congress continues to fund brain tumor research. Read about our experience here.

May 2017

National Brain Tumor Society Calls for Increased Support and Teamwork During Brain Tumor Awareness Month 2017

“Like any effective, winning team, everyone has a role that they can play or contribution they can make toward a shared goal”

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Advancement News

Thank you to our National Sponsors

NBTS would like to thank our strategic partners Novocure and Genentech for their generous sponsorship of our signature events in 2017. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


13th Annual Team Billy Ride and Walk for Research
SUN, MAY 21, 2017

Boston Brain Tumor Ride
SUN, MAY 21, 2017

Denver Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, JUN 3, 2017

Annual Bob Bard Memorial 5K
SAT, JUN 17, 2017

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Events & The Field

Remembering Jaclyn Sabol Patton

Last week, we lost New York City Walk committee co-chair and friend, Jaclyn Sabol Patton. Read our Greater New York Event Director, Diana Guerin’s, tribute to her lost friend.

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NBTS Programs

It IS Brain Surgery: Part 1

Brain Surgery 101. In this first of our expert series, Dr. Ian Dunn of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) talks about the basics of neurosurgery as it relates to brain tumors.

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Community Stories

Q&A: How Social Media, Hashtags, and Dedicated Advocates are Shaping the Brain Tumor Community

Liz Salmi and Charlie Blotner, founder of #btsm, on how engagement, support and education have grown through social media.

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Defeat GBM-Funded Research Helps Reveal Another Astonishing Trick Brain Tumors Play

Speaking Up for Brain Tumor Causes: Busy Two Weeks in the Nation’s Capital


Honor your loved one and fund necessary research by adding their name or a message about them to our Ribbon of Remembrance.
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