Event Details: Silicon Valley Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, September 10, 2016, Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos, CA



Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Location: Vasona Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA
Registration: 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Program and Activities: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Length of Walk: just shy of 3 miles

8:30 AM – Registration Begins
9:00 AM – Stage Program Begins
9:05 AM – NBTS Staff will share information about what the organization is working on
9:10 AM – Remembrance Ceremony *NEW* will be held at Honor & Celebrate Tent. 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 read a poem and have a moment of silence while we reflect on their memory.
9:20 AM – Survivor Photo on stage
9:30 AM – Survivor Guest Speaker
9:35 AM – Karyn Wilder Champion Award will be given
9:45 AM – Guest Research Speaker
10:00 AM – Walk Begins
11:00 AM – Walk Ends & Music in the Park – the >Mojo Workin’ Blues Band will play for us!
11:30 AM – Closing Program final fundraising numbers will be announced, raffle and auction winners, and will distribute prizes

Map of the Walk

We will close out our program by announcing our final fundraising numbers and distribute this year’s awards. For more information about awards please visit our Fundraising Challenges and Prizes page for full details.

Rain or shine the event will go on! Regardless of weather, layered clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. It is encouraged that you wear close-toed shoes not only for the walk but because there are many water fowl at the park and they are messy!

Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome to attend the event.

**No staking in the lawn

Food at the Walk
There will be a “Refreshments” tent with donated dry goods and various types of waters however these are on a first-come, first-served basis and will not serve as a meal. It is encouraged that you bring a blanket, pack a picnic lunch and find a spot on the lawn to enjoy with your teammates and the rest of the walkers.

Team Area
Teams are encouraged to bring a pop up tent and blankets and plant themselves on the lawn. Any and all teams area welcome to do so however, there is NO staking in the lawn of any kind allowed. If you want to bring a tent and are concerned about wind you must plan to use sandbags or other means to hold it down. Thank you for your consideration.

There will be 200 chairs set up in front of the stage for your use during the event program.

Directions & Parking

The entrance to Vasona Lake Park is located on Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos. From southbound Highway 17, exit at Lark Avenue and travel east. Turn right on Los Gatos Boulevard and right again onto Blossom Hill Road. Walk-in entrances are located on Garden Hill Drive and University Avenue. Public transit is also available.

Handicapped parking will be available to those needing it at the Boat Center parking area. Signs will be posted and volunteers will be there to support. There will also be ample parking for all of our walkers at the Peppertree and Lakeview Group areas. Parking will be $6 per car as you enter the park. A view of park is here.

Drop-Off Information
For those of you needing to be dropped off please use the Boat Center parking lot.

Visit our Fundraising Challenges & Prizes Page for full details.

Thank you for your support & Good Luck!

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


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.
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?

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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