Fundraising Challenges & Prizes: Northwest Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, May 5, 2019, Moda Center in Portland, OR


2018 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 2019.

Sample Fundraising Letter (PDF) | (DOC)

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

Raffle & Silent Auction
YOU can be part of the silent auction! This is an opportunity for all our participants to continue to fundraise even at the walk. It’s simple:

  • Email Tyler Pagel to receive your silent auction form.
  • Complete the form and bring your silent auction item to the walk by 7:30 AM

All the funds your item raises day of the event will be applied to either your individual or team fundraising website within two weeks of the event.

A raffle will also be held. If you bring gift certificates or tickets of any kind you’ll need to provide them to the staff person working the tent that morning unless previously approved beforehand. We can’t wait to see what kind of items you collect!

Individual Fundraising Challenges

Raise $125 and you earn an NBTS hat

Raise $250 on your personal fundraising page by event day to earn a long sleeve tee

Anyone who personally fundraises $500 or more on your personal fundraising page by Thursday, May 2, 2018 will earn one commemorative sign on the 2019 walk course. You can write your loved one’s name or any other message you’d like on the sign at the Honor & Celebrate Tent on event morning.

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

Captain a team and raise $1,500 by April 25th, 2019 and you will receive a printed banner to hang and/or walk with on event day!!

Raise $2,500 on your personal fundraising page by event day and earn a NEW Rainer Jacket. Once you hit the fundraising goal you will be emailed a size chart to choose 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

Team Fundraising Challenges

  • Raise $5,000 as a team by Friday, April 26 and earn a 10×10 tent, 8′ table and 8 chairs to use on event day


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

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

Spirit Award will be awarded to the most spirited team or individual attending the event. This person/team will need to not only dress in spirited attire but will exude Northwest Brain Tumor Walk pride, inspiring other walkers.

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.