Event Details: Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, December 9, 2017, Phoenix, AZ

Date: December 9, 2017
Location: Steele Indian School Park
Registration: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Due to another event in the park this day, we are requesting that participants arrive early, car pool and utilize the light rail)
Program & Activities: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Walk Begins: 9:00 AM
Length of Event: 5K Walk (3 Miles) The length is condensed this year due to other event.
Awards and Recognition: Top teams and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony. We will also be recognizing the team with the most outrageous look, so break out those costumes, tutu’s and have fun with it.

Helpful Tips:

  • The “Out of the Darkness Phoenix Area Walk” will be taking place during the same time and in the same park as the Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk. Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to arrive early, car pool and/or utilize the light rail, because parking will fill up.
  • Registration/ t-shirt pick-up will open at 7:30 AM and the walk will begin at 9:00 AM.
  • Over flow parking will be located at the VA Medical Center Parking Garages. Please utilize the 3rd Ave. entrance into the park.
  • The event site is located behind Memorial Hall and the Band Building, South side of the park.
  • Rain or shine, the event will go on, so dress accordingly. Be sure to bring sunscreen.
  • Light refreshments will be served following the walk including water, snack bars and fruit. We recommend that you hydrate well before the walk and bring a lunch.

T-Shirts
All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Please note that our t-shirt order is placed 30 days in advance of the event.  While we try to predict day of walk ups, we encourage you to register in advance to ensure we have enough t-shirts for all participants. To maximize every dollar raised, the National Brain Tumor Society only provides event T-shirts to registered participants, survivors and volunteers.

Directions & Parking
Use the main park entrance for directions: Indian School Rd, between 7th Street and Central Avenue. The event will be located behind “Memorial Hall,” on the South side of the park .

Parking at the site is limited and available on a first come first served basis, including the handicapped spots. We recommend arriving early to secure your spot. Several parking lots within the park are available. Overflow parking will be available at the VA Medical Center Parking Garage. For additional parking, use the west park entrance off Central Avenue.

A drop of will be available for handicapped individuals.

Event Activities/Information

Remembrance Ceremony – New this year! This is an elective ceremony for people to join if they want to honor a loved one who has passed away. We will take just a few minutes to say a few words and reflect on their memory. This will take place prior to the walk, at the Honor and Celebrate Tent.

Honor & Celebrate – Join us to honor and celebrate those you walk for by making an ornament with the items we provide, to hang on our “Tree of Hope.” We recommend bringing a small picture of those you walk for to personalize your ornament. Please only bring photos that you don’t mind donating.

Team Central/Signs – Participants will be able to make team signs to use during the walk. A big thanks to Walgreens for providing those supplies.

Photo Booth – We encourage our teams to get crazy and enjoy a commemorative photo at our photo booth. We will be recognizing the team with the best team costumes and/or theme.

Drop Off
Arrive early, to secure a parking spot. There is another major event taking place at the park. For those with special needs passengers, there is a reserved drop-off area adjacent to the site. There is a limited amount of handicap parking in the park. Please use the 3rd street entrance – located just past the Veteran’s Hospital – and follow the drop-off signs. Download the Map of the Park including parking lots. The event site is located behind Memorial Hall.


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Volunteer Information
We love our volunteers and could not do these events without them. If you are interested in helping us plan this event or would like to volunteer at this event,  please check out our volunteer opportunities and register. You may also contact me at tdekock@braintumor.org .

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?

Registration for the Walk is $25. Youth under 18 are free. All participants receive a free t-shirt. 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 $500 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?

No, children 17 and younger do not need to register or pay a fee to attend the event. However, we strongly encourage you to register your children ahead of time so that we can anticipate their attendance and secure their commemorative t-shirt.

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

If you are walking, running or riding 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 Walker FIRST, and then email your contact information to us.

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?

All registered participants, volunteers, and survivors receive a t-shirt.

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