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Event Details: Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, May 3, 2014, Golden Gate Park at Hellman Hollow (Speedway Meadow), San Francisco, CA

Date: May 3, 2014
Location: Golden Gate Park at Hellman Hollow (Speedway Meadow), San Francisco, CA
Registration: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Program & Activities: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Length of Event: 5K Walk (approx. 3miles)

Event Day Program
Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.

Rain or shine the event will go on!

Regardless of weather, layered clothing, windbreakers, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.

Event Incentives

  • Don’t forget about the $1K Club Challenge – raise $1,000 by May 1 to be entered to win an iPad mini
  • Kick start your efforts by raising $200 by May 1 to receive a signature National Brain Tumor Society long sleeve t-shirt
  • But first – anyone to raise $20 by April 12 will be entered into a raffle to win a long sleeve!

Good luck!

Directions & Parking


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Public parking is limited at the site. Parking is allowed in Golden Gate Park on both sides of John F. Kennedy Drive near Hellman Hollow (Speedway Meadow), on a first come first served basis.

Free public parking will also be available at Ocean Beach, where Golden Gate Park meets the Pacific Ocean. (Ocean Beach – 1000 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA)

Complimentary Brain Tumor Walk Shuttles will run continuously from The Beach Chalet (across from Ocean Beach) and Hellman Hollow (Speedway Meadow) between 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Look for the Shuttle Stop signs.

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Volunteer Information
Interested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities

All funds raised through these events, allows the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the lives of all those living with a brain tumor, as well as anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. Our mission is to find a cure for brain tumors – Search for your event and register today to help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

There are no registration fees for a Brain Tumor Walk. However, you are required to register in order to participate in the walk and gain access to all event activities.

Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

Adults are encouraged to raise a minimum of $200 or more to help fund the discovery of a cure and better treatments for brain tumors.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register my children?

Children ages 6-17 are required to register. Children ages 5 and under do not need to register for this event.

I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?

If you are walking you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.

Can I walk and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to walk and volunteer, please register as a Participant & Volunteer.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Walk participant, please complete this form and send to:

National Brain Tumor Society
[Event Name]
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

To maximize every dollar raised, we only provide event T-shirts to registered survivors and volunteers. However, we also offer T-shirts for adults and children at each event, in exchange for a donation.

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