Event Details: Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, December 5, 2020, Phoenix, AZ

Date: December 5, 2020
Location: Steele Indian School Park
Registration/T-shirt Pick up: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Activities Open: 7:30 AM
Event Program and Speakers: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Remembrance Ceremony: 8:10 AM
Survivor Photo: 8:45 @ front of the stage
Walk Begins: 9:00 AM
Length of Event: 5K Walk (3 Miles)

Important Logistical Information and Street Closures
Due to the city’s Electric Light Parade, the park will close at 2:00 PM along with all the surrounding streets. Please plan and prepare to exit the park by 1:30 PM. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Awards and Recognition
We will be recognizing a special team for the second annual “Choosing Hope Visionary Award.” Criteria to achieve this honor is comprised of several components, but not limited to amount fundraised, number of team members, sharing of their story on team page and social media, years participated and so many others. This is an honor bestowed upon teams that go above and beyond in more than just fundraising and spread awareness for the NBTS mission.Top teams and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony.

All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Please note that our t-shirt order is placed 30 days in advance of the event, which is why we are implementing tiered registration fees this year. While we try to predict day of walk ups, we encourage you to register in advance to ensure we have enough t-shirts for all participants. To maximize every dollar raised, National Brain Tumor Society only provides event T-shirts to registered participants, survivors and volunteers.

Directions & Parking
Use the main park entrance for directions and additional parking: Indian School Rd, between 7th Street and Central Avenue. However, the event site will be located behind “Memorial Hall,” on the South side of the park.

Drop Off
Parking at the site is limited and available on a first come first served basis, including the handicapped parking. For those with special needs passengers, there is a reserved drop-off area adjacent to the site. Please use the 3rd street entrance – located just past the Veteran’s Hospital – and follow the drop-off signs.

Event Activities/Information

Remembrance Ceremony –  We are honored to be hosting our first ever Remembrance Ceremony. This is an elective ceremony for people to join if they want to honor a loved one who has passed away. We will take a few minutes to read a poem and listen to a song and reflect on their memory. The ceremony will take place behind the stage and announcements will be made letting participants know that it is about to begin.

Honor & Celebrate Tent – Join us to honor and celebrate those you walk for by making an ornament with the items we provide, to hang on our “Cactus of Hope.” We recommend bringing a small picture of those you walk for to personalize your ornament. Please only bring photos that you don’t mind donating.

Team Central/Signs – Participants will be able to make team signs to use during the walk.

Photo Booth – We encourage our teams to get crazy and enjoy a commemorative photo at our photo booth. We will be recognizing the team with the best team costumes and/or theme.

Volunteer Information
We love our volunteers and could not do these events without them. If you are interested in helping us plan this event or would like to volunteer at this event, please check out our volunteer opportunities and register. You may also contact me at tduncan@braintumor.org.

All funds raised through these events, allows the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy to improve the lives of all those living with a brain tumor, as well as anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow.

Other Helpful Tips and Information:

  • Registration/ t-shirt pick-up will open at 7:30 AM and the walk will begin at 9:00 AM. Arriving early is encouraged.
  • Parking is limited. Please utilize public transportation, the light rail or plan to car pool.
  • Rain or shine, the event will go on, so dress accordingly. Be sure to bring sunscreen.
  • Light refreshments will be served following the walk including water, snack bars and fruit. We recommend that you hydrate well before the walk and bring a lunch.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a registration fee?

Registration fees for the walk are as follows; $25 until November 13th, $30 November 13th – December 3rd, and $40 on the day of the event. Youth under 18 are free. Please note that online registration will close at noon on December 5th. All participants receive a free t-shirt. 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?

Adults are encouraged to raise a minimum of $500 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?

No, children 17 and younger 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, running or riding 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 Walker FIRST, and then follow the prompts to register as a volunteer. If you have any issues, please email tduncan@braintumor.org for assistance.

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
[Phoenix Brain Tumor Walk]
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, 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. Please note that our t-shirt order is due 30 days prior to the event. In an effort to maximize all donor dollars and ensure that all participants have a shirt, we have applied tiered registration fees.

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