Learn how you can help the fight against brain tumors by either donating to the team or joining the race by visiting the Penn Pioneers page on the Race for Hope website.
Race for Hope - Event Details
Date: November 1, 2015
Location: Steps of Philadelphia Art Museum-Eakins Oval
Race/walk starts: 8:30 a.m.
About the National Brain Tumor SocietyThe National Brain Tumor Society is the largest nonprofit dedicated to the brain tumor community in the United States. It is "fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and those who will be diagnosed tomorrow."
Brain Tumor Facts
- Nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor.
- In 2015, an estimated 69,000 new primary brain tumor diagnoses will be made in the U.S.
- About 120 types of brain and CNS tumors have been identified to date and some have multiple subtypes. Each tumor type/subtype is genetically distinct, making the search for treatments or a cure extremely difficult.