Event Details: Southern CA Brain Tumor Walk

Saturday, September 26, 2020, Virtually Broadcasting from Southern, CA


Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Southern CA Brain Tumor Community Facebook Page
Event Day Program Begins: 10 AM
Remembrance Ceremony: will still be held virtually at end of event program. Plan to post photos and names of your loved ones in the comments thread during this ceremony.

Important Logistical Information 
Due to COVID-19 we have transitioned the Southern CA Brain Tumor Walk to a virtual platform. We invite you to walk in your neighborhood, take photos that reflect your community and share what you see by using #SoCaBTW2020 and #WhyWeWalk. We may just include your images in the event day program.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt via mail in the weeks following the event. To maximize every dollar raised, National Brain Tumor Society only provides event t-shirts to registered participants and registered survivors.

The Michael Yutkin Glass Half Full Award will be awarded annually to a participant who encourages, motivates, inspires, and believes in the mission of the National Brain Tumor Society. Michael Yutkin courageously shared his story and was a deeply valued member of our community. He was not only an integral part of the former, Orange County Brain Tumor Walk Volunteer Planning Committee, but was also a consistent top fundraiser for the event, as well as a brain tumor advocate during our annual Head to the Hill events in Washington DC. With the permission of the Yutkin family, the National Brain Tumor Society will select one deserving participant of the Michael Yutkin Champion Award. The recipient of this award will, like Michael, be a stand out champion of the NBTS mission. Michael will forever be missed by his family and friends, but we know his light and legacy will continue to shine for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

Registration for the Walk is $25 until August 26th.  Fees will increase to $30 from August 27th-September 24th at noon.  Event day registration is $40.  Youth under 17 are FREE. 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).
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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.

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
Southern California Brain Tumor Walk
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash that is less than 6 feet long.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

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

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