March 2019

Put Meaning Behind Your Miles & Make an Impact with Gray Nation

This year, you can accomplish your own fitness and endurance goals – all while making an overall difference in the fight against brain tumors. On foot, on a bike, or in the water, Gray Nation allows you to celebrate a survivor, pay tribute to a family member or friend who battled a brain tumor, or make an overall difference in advancing progress toward discovering a cure and delivering effective treatments for the brain tumor community.

Applications are open to join an existing NBTS Charity Team, OR you can select ANY other endurance event of your choice to join Gray Nation Endurance. It doesn't matter where you are in the world – whether you're a part of an NBTS Charity Team, or in your own community – join today and have an impact.

Apply for an NBTS Charity Team bib:

View all Gray Nation Endurance event options.

What's New in Brain Tumor Progress

Radiation is one of the few approved treatments for brain tumors patients. Many patients stake their future on radiation's potential to destroy their tumor. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. But now, new research funded through the NBTS Defeat GBM Research Collaborative shows new treatment strategies may be on the horizon that increases patients' response to radiation.

Read more | More Brain Tumor Progress.

Only One Week Left to Register for
Head to the Hill

Registration for Head to the Hill ends next Friday, 4/5. We need you there!

The White House's budget request released this month would reduce funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by more than $4.5 billion dollars, with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) proposed to absorb the largest chunk of that cut. Overall, the NCI – the largest funder of cancer research in the world – would see its funding slashed by 15% from Fiscal Year 2019. This is just one reason why your voice is so important.

This year at Head to the Hill, we'll have an opportunity to have a bigger impact with Congress in full session. Join us this May. Your stories will help policymakers better understand the critical and urgent needs of our community and the policies that are vital to ensuring availability of treatments, increased scientific research, and the discovery of a cure.

Register now for Head to the Hill.

Meet the advocates that attend Head to the Hill

Their stories and experiences will help make changes for more research, more treatments, and more access to care.
Watch now.


Brain Freeze

SAT, APR 6, 2019

Rhode Island Brain Tumor Walk
SUN, APR 14, 2019

Tumor Takedown Tailgate
SUN, APR 28, 2019

Race for Hope – DC
SUN, MAY 5, 2019

Northwest Brain Tumor Walk
SUN, MAY 5, 2019

Go Gray In May 1K Emoji Fun Run
SAT, MAY 11, 2019

Race for Hope – Des Moines
SAT, MAY 11, 2019

San Diego Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, MAY 11, 2019

Central NJ Brain Tumor Walk
SAT, MAY 11, 2019

2nd Annual Joggin' 4 the Noggin 5k Run/Walk
SAT, MAY 18, 2019

Boston Brain Tumor Ride
SUN, MAY 19, 2019

Team Billy Ride & Walk for Research
SUN, MAY 19, 2019

Find or start an event >>

Events & The Field

Splash into Spring at the First-Ever Northwest Brain Freeze

Taking place in Seattle on 4/6, the Northwest Brain Freeze is one of four polar-plunge-style events that offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones. Teams and individuals are encouraged to wear their best costumes and bring all the spirit they have to fuel the discovery of a cure for brain tumors.

Register now. Can't make it? Register for the Northwest Brain Tumor Walk on 5/5.

NBTS Programs

Tell Congress to Support the Brain Tumor Research in the Peer Review Cancer Research Program

Now you can support the funding and continued inclusion of pediatric brain tumors and brain cancer as eligible research topics through the Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). Without it, funding could decrease in research areas including medulloblastoma, glioblastoma, astrocytoma, DIPG, ependymoma.

Contact Your Representative.

Community Stories

Eighth Annual Shamrock 'N' Run Raises $14k

Started by Marilyn Cassidy in Rutherford, NJ, this 5K race kicked off a St. Patrick's Day celebration on 3/16 with nearly 400 participants including 89-year-old Nathaniel Finestone who finished in 278 place. Inspired by Marilyn's husband, Michael, who passed away in 2011 from glioblastoma, the event has raised almost $130k in the pursuit of curing brain tumors.

Learn more about the Shamrock 'N' Run.


National Brain Tumor Society Welcomes Three New Members to its Board of Directors

National Brain Tumor Society and the Brain Science Foundation Partner to Fund Research for Most Common Brain Tumor Type

Q&A: Brain Science Foundation Founders, Steven & Kathy Haley

National Brain Tumor Society’s 2019 Legislative Agenda

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