Event Details: Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, June 14, 2020, at the San Francisco Zoo


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Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020
Location: San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Blvd & Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 94132
Registration: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Remembrance Ceremony: 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Program & Activities: 10:15 AM – 11:15 PM
Live band: 11:30 – 12:30 PM
Length of Event: Walk As Much as YOU Like!

Event Day Agenda – Coming Soon!

Event Site Map – Coming Soon!

Food at the Walk

There will be a catered VIP lunch for any individual fundraiser who raises $250 by Monday, June 1 (midnight). Otherwise, you are encouraged to bring a blanket, pack a picnic lunch and find a spot on the lawn to enjoy with your teammates. Alternatively, there is food for purchase at the zoo in the Leaping Lemur Cafe, The Station Cafe and the Cafe Playground.

Team Area
There is an expansive lawn area reserved for our use on event day. Please bring low-back chairs and blankets to sit on and enjoy the stage program with your team. NO 10×10 Tents are allowed at the zoo. Once the stage program is over there is no onsite security and the zoo will be open to the public. Please plan to carry and be responsible for anything you bring into the zoo on event day.

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

Walk Route
The zoo will open for NBTS only at 9:30AM. Together, we will enjoy a short private walk through the interior of the zoo ending at our stage and event site. We will then host our formal stage program, VIP lunch, live band and at the end of the program everyone is invited to wander the zoo at your leisure until closing at 5PM.  **Zoo will be open to the public at 10AM.

Directions & Parking

Please visit the Zoo website for complete parking and driving directions.

There will be NO shuttle service for this event.

There will be NO designated drop off area at the zoo.

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

If you have any questions about any of the above listed information please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local staff person, Jenifer Prentiss at jprentiss@braintumor.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Registration for the Walk is tiered: $25 for adults 18+ years and older, Free for 17 years and younger. Then is increased in the following way:
  • $30 May 11 – June 12   
  • Event Day Registration is $40
Every registered participant is eligible to receive an event t-shirt day of the walk. 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?

There is no “minimum” fundraising required outside of the registration fee for adults. However, we encourage our participants to raise $250 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?

We strongly encourage you to register your children ahead of time so that we can anticipate their attendance and secure their commemorative t-shirt. There is no fee associated with registering a minor, they are welcome to attend and enjoy the event but if you would like a t-shirt they do need to be registered to the 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
Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

NO pets are allowed at the zoo.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

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

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