July 2019

Awareness Abounds:
Inaugural Glioblastoma Awareness Day Moves & Inspires

On Wednesday, July 17, the first-ever GBM Awareness Day became a trending topic in the nation and the groundswell of awareness that was generated has served to establish a strong foundation for an annual commemoration that will continue to raise the collective consciousness in the U.S. about the urgent need to conquer and cure glioblastoma.

Driven by the brain tumor community's advocacy and action, GBM Awareness Day creates a focal point to honor the patients, families, and care partners who have faced glioblastoma – the most common, complex, treatment-resistant, and deadliest type of brain cancer.

Join the Next Brain Tumor Support Conversations August 18

Brain Tumor Support Conversations is a monthly online support group to further unite the brain tumor community. Facilitated by Adam Hayden and Lisa O'Leary, this support group provides a safe space where patients and loved ones can talk about the feelings and emotions that are difficult to discuss with those who have not lived through any stage of the brain tumor experience.

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ShopRite Supermarkets Raise Over $125k for NBTS

This summer, ShopRite of Keasbey, NJ and Zallie Supermarkets Inc. presented a check for more than $125k to support the National Brain Tumor Society. The fourth annual fundraiser took place in May – during Brain Tumor Awareness Month – where seven ShopRite stores asked customers to "round-up" to the nearest dollar at checkout to raise money for the NBTS.

Generously spearheaded by the Zallie family, the fundraiser has raised over $375k since its creation in 2016. The Zallie's are long-time supporters of NBTS. Outside of the fundraiser each May, a number of Zallie Family Shoprite employees generously support the local Race for Hope Philadelphia.

If you own a business, or are connected to a business that has the capacity to conduct an in-store change round up, we would love to hear from you! Contact our Development team at partnerships@braintumor.org.


Shelby's "Brewerfest" and Wine Tasting

4th Annual NBTS Nature Walk

The Red Lips Formal

OKC Brain Tumor Walk/5K Run

Orange County Brain Tumor Walk

Long Island Brain Tumor Walk

Maryland Brain Tumor Walk

Northern NJ Brain Tumor Walk & Gray Mud Run

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Events & The Field

End of Summer Events Go Coast to Coast

From east coast to west coast, NBTS has a number of ways you can get involved. Get dirty at the Northern NJ Brain Tumor Walk & Gray Mud Run (9/21), or lace up your walking shoes for the Orange County Brain Tumor Walk, Long Island Brain Tumor Walk, or Maryland Brain Tumor Walk (9/14). With your help, we'll work to advance treatments that conquer and cure brain tumors – once and for all.

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NBTS Programs

NBTS Applauds Medicare's Coverage Decision for Tumor Treatment Field Therapy

A new Medicare policy going into effect 9/1 will now cover the device for GBM patients known as Tumor Treatment Field Therapy (TTFT) for patients receiving their health insurance through Medicare. Coverage of this device, now part of the standard of care for GBM, is yet another recent result of the brain tumor community's advocacy efforts.

Learn more about these efforts

Community Stories

Inspirational Madison 5k Continues to Grow

Started in 2014 to honor Douglas Pink, this year's 6th annual Madison Brain Tumor 5K engaged over 1,000 participants from 19 states and raised $71k for NBTS. While the Pink family's starting goal was to "take [their] loss and turn it into something positive that could benefit others", their event has grown to be a network of year-round support for the Wisconsin and larger brain tumor community.

Learn more | View photos from race day


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