Fundraising Challenges & Prizes: Northwest Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, May 2, 2020, Virtually Broadcasting from Portland, OR


2020 Northwest 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 Northwest 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 $140,000 in 2020.

Sample Fundraising Letter (PDF) | (DOC)

Sample Fundraising Social Media Posts (PDF) | (DOC)

Individual Fundraising Challenges

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

2020 Long Sleeve

Raise $1000 on your personal fundraising page by event day and earn an NBTS hoodie!

2020 Hoodie

Raise $2,500 on your personal fundraising page and earn a North Face Pullover. Once you hit this goal you will be emailed a size chart to order your very own.

Raise $5,000 on your personal fundraising page and earn a North Face Jacket. Once you hit this goal you will be emailed a size chart to order your very own.

For your donations to qualify for any individual prizes 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 Wednesday, May 1 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.  If you have questions about this please email Tyler Pagel at


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

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, and is now known as the Northwest Brain Tumor Walk but it continues to be 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 now Northwest 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.