Event Details: Boston Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, October 18, 2020, Virtually Broadcasting from Boston, MA

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EVENT DETAILS

  • Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • Location: Facebook Live, YouTube and where ever YOU are!
  • Program and Ceremony: 12noon
  • Registration Fee: $25 – Adults, $5 – Youth (6-17), Free – Children (0-5)

National Brain Tumor Society’s top priority is the health of the brain tumor community. Due to the CDC’s recommendations, our 11th Annual  Boston Brain Tumor Walk will be virtual. While we’re disappointed we won’t be able to see everyone in person, NBTS remains committed to rallying the New England brain tumor community in an inspiring day of honor, remembrance, hope, and unity for all those who’ve been impacted by this disease and hope you’ll join us online.

We greatly appreciate our community’s understanding and flexibility during this public health crisis. 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. We ask and hope that you will remain engaged with NBTS throughout this period.

On October 18th, we will gather at 12:00 noon on Facebook Live and welcome special guests, introduce you to our generous sponsors, and celebrate our New England Brain Tumor Community.

  • Welcome and Introductions – Deepak Bhere, Boston Brain Tumor Walk Co-chair
  • Frontline Update – Local Doctors and Researchers 
  • Advocacy – Mayor Marty Walsh and your local New England Advocates
  • Survivors Stories – Erica Robinson, Team Three Fine Limes, Moderator
  • Featuring-
    • Steven Adams Jr., Team Sexy Steve Strong
    • Lindsey Harder, Team HarderBetterFasterStronger
    • Brett Johnson, Team Oligo 
  • Message from the Board
  • Community Events and Gray Nation Endurance – Tori Best & Katie Falcone
  • Corporate Sponsors & Team Thank yous – Jessica Giunta, Boston Brain Tumor Walk Co-chair
  • Awards for Top Team, Top Fundraiser, Spirit Award, Unsung Hero Award
  • Closing- David Arons, CEO, National Brain Tumor Society 
  • Remembrance Ceremony – Christine Suau, Team #WhyNotDevin
Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Registration for the Walk is $25. Youth 6-17 is $ and children under 5 are free.  All participants receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jump start 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 $100 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?

Youth 6-17 are required to register and pay a $5 fee. Children under 5 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 you must register to participate.  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?

Pets are allowed at the Boston Brain Tumor Walk but we require that keep your pets on a leash at all times and away from the food area. 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 while supplies last.

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