Brain Tumors and Cancer are a serious issue.
Chances are, you or someone you know, has been affected by brain tumors or cancer. Current statistics reflect that:
brain tumors are the leading cause of solid tumor death in children of all ages
brain tumors are the second leading cause of death in men under the age of thirty-nine
twenty percent (20%) of all cancers will spread to the brain
Due to the location of the tumors, most patients experience a loss in their ability to move, speak, see, hear and breathe, and present tremendous risks of death.
The Heroes of Hope Race for Research will take place Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Dockweiler State Beach. The day includes a 5K/10K, Kid’s Fun Run and Wellness Expo. Participant projections reflect thousands of runners and walkers, and will feature guest appearances from professional athletes, brain tumor survivors, prominent healthcare professionals, and celebrities…all in the name of finding a cure!!! Race day competition also includes the “Rivals United in Hope” (RUH) team competition which will pit teams across Southern California against one another in a friendly battle for the coveted trophies for biggest team and highest fundraising. Your participation will be an integral part in helping us raise the much needed funds and awareness for this disease!
Proceeds from the race will directly fund innovative pediatric and adult brain tumor research including the esteemed work of Dr. Linda Liau’s team at UCLA’s Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Jonathan Finlay’s neural tumor team at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles/USC Keck School of Medicine and the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.