Fundraising Challenges & Prizes: Portland Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, August 6, 2017, Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, OR


2017 Portland Brain Tumor Walk Challenges

National Brain Tumor Society event participants work very hard – and we appreciate everything you do in the fight against brain tumors. Each fundraising challenge is offered to help maximize your team and fundraising efforts towards reaching your goals – plus a little friendly competition never hurt! The fundraising prizes are our way of saying “THANK YOU!”

Donate to the Portland Brain Tumor Walk by using the BottleDropInfo! All donations will be applied to the general event site and will help us reach our overall goal of $100,000 in 2017.

NEW Mission Mile Sign
Anyone who personally fundraises $250 or more on your personal fundraising page by Thursday, August 3, 2017 will earn one commemorative sign on the 2017 walk course. You can write your loved one’s name or any other message you’d like on the sign at the Honor & Celebrate Tent on event morning between 7:30 – 9:00 AM.

Raise $500 on your personal fundraising page by event day to earn a long sleeve tee.

Raise $1000 on your personal fundraising page by event day and earn “Grey Guardian” status! As a Grey Guardian you will earn a hoodie to wear as a badge of honor. We know that teams are the heart of our signature walks and we are so appreciative of each team that unites with us. However, it is the participants on the teams that make teams great!

For your donations to qualify to become a Grey Guardian they must be applied to your personal fundraising website. If a donation is made to a team page that should have been applied to your personal page you must bring it to our attention by Thursday, August 3 to make the appropriate adjustment. If you have donations that need to be turned in you will still qualify if you turn in your donations on walk morning at the registration tent. Your funds raised through the silent auction will count toward earning the Grey Guardian status. If you have questions about this please email Jenifer Prentiss for more information at

Grey Guardian 2017

Recipients will receive prize on event day. One prize per person. Registration fees count toward this fundraising goal.

Raise $2,500 on your personal fundraising page by Thursday, August 3, 2017 you will be entered in a drawing to win your choice of one of the following experiences:

Raffle & Silent Auction
YOU can be part of the silent auction! This is an opportunity for all of our participants to continue to fundraise even at the walk. It’s simple:

  • Email Jenifer Prentiss to receive your silent auction form.
  • Complete the form and bring your silent auction item to the walk by 7:30 AM

All the funds your item raises day of the event will be applied to either your individual or team fundraising website within two weeks of the event.

A raffle will also be held. If you bring gift certificates or tickets of any kind you’ll need to provide them to the staff person working the tent that morning unless previously approved beforehand. We can’t wait to see what kind of items you collect!

Top Fundraising Team will be acknowledged and awarded a certificate of appreciation.

Top Fundraising Walker will be acknowledged and awarded a certificate of appreciation.

Spirit Award will be awarded to the most spirited team or individual attending the event. This person/team will need to not only dress in spirited attire but will exude Portland Brain Tumor Walk pride, inspiring other walkers.

Garcelon Family Champion Award Champions encourage, they motivate, they inspire, they thrive, and they believe in the National Brain Tumor Society mission.

The Portland Brain Tumor Walk was established in 2006 through the Garcelon Family’s dedicated efforts in honor of Glenn Garcelon, husband, father, son, brother, granddad, uncle, and friend to so many. Fortunately, Glenn was able to participate with his team, Team Glenn for the first three events, before passing all too soon after a 3.5 year battle with GBM on April 5, 2008. Glenn will forever be missed by his family and friends, but we know his light will continue to shine as he left an incredible legacy that people can grow and heal from for years to come.

The Garcelon Family selflessly created the Portland Brain Tumor Walk for all those affected to honor their loved ones. The event has grown to become a sanctuary of support to those who need it the most each year by raising awareness, providing people an opportunity to honor and remember loved ones, uniting a community and assisting to educate the local community on the diverse needs of the brain tumor community.

With the permission of the Garcelon Family, NBTS would like to introduce the Portland Brain Tumor Walk community to the Garcelon Family Champion Award. The recipient of this award will hold all the above listed qualities and will be a stand out champion of the NBTS mission.