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Important Update: NBTS Events and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 16, 2020

As of March 15th, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, including suspending in-person gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks.

To follow this updated guidance from the nation’s top public health authority, and to ensure the health and well-being of our community, the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) will be moving all of our scheduled events for March, April, and May (see below for a full list) to virtual platforms and will not be convening these events in-person.

We’re Going Virtual!

NBTS is committed to delivering on our mission to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and caregivers. Shifting events to a virtual platform will allow NBTS to still deliver participants an engaging experience where participants can come together to honor, remember, and support all those that have been impacted by brain tumors while raising money to conquer and cure brain tumors – once and for all.

Bottom line: We are not going to let the coronavirus slow or stop us from carrying out our vital work in support of the brain tumor community.

We Need You More Than Ever!

We are committed to delivering our mission and our best to the community, no matter what. You are the heart and soul of NBTS. Your support and commitment to helping us achieve our mission and vision are critical to everything we do at NBTS. We would not be able to move forward with our efforts to fight brain tumors without your continued inspiration, dedication, and generosity.

Impacted Events

  • Northwest Brain Tumor Walk – Saturday, May 2
  • Race for Hope – DC – Sunday, May 3
  • San Diego Brain Tumor Walk – Saturday, May 9
  • Central New Jersey Brain Tumor Walk – Saturday, May 9
  • Boston Brain Tumor Ride – Sunday, May 17
  • Denver Brain Tumor Walk – Saturday, June 6
  • Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk – Sunday, June 14

For the time being, all other NBTS events and functions in June and beyond will remain as scheduled, as we closely monitor for any changes to local, regional, and national risk assessments that may necessitate adjustments to these gatherings.

Please understand that the information in this post is subject to change in the days, weeks, and months ahead, as the public health crisis continues to evolve rapidly. NBTS will communicate any news or updates accordingly. We greatly appreciate our community’s understanding and flexibility during this unprecedented situation.


Today, nearly 700,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor. And, many more will be diagnosed each year. Brain tumors are deadly, and can strike men, women, and children at any time. Unite with us in the fight against brain tumors, and take part in one of our many events nationwide – search for an event near you to register today!

All funds raised allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance strategic research and public policy to improve the availability of new and better treatments, and fuel the discovery of a cure. Learn more about the National Brain Tumor Society.

Your participation and support is sincerely appreciated by all those affected by brain tumors, and vital to our mission for a cure.

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