Over the weekend, Rush Radiosurgery, and the team from Rush Neurosurgery, participated in the American Brain Tumor Association’s Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5k Run & Walk.
The annual event was held on Sunday, April 23, on the stadium green at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk is the American Brain Tumor Association’s national signature fundraising event and takes place in cities coast to coast. Currently, more than 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor diagnosis and money raised from the event allows the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) to fund desperately needed brain tumor research studies, provide vital brain tumor resources and support services to patients and their families, and conduct nationwide brain tumor educational programs.
In addition to participating in the race, Rush Radiosurgery and Rush Neurosurgery served as table co-sponsors and provided informational handouts on radiosurgery and giveaways to event participants and their family members.
The Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Run & Walk raised $768,520.02 and donations are still being accepted through June 30.
Rush Radiosurgery was proud to be a part of such an important event that helped increase awareness about brain tumors and raised money for those battling brain tumors in our community.
For more information about the American Brain Tumor Association, please click here. To learn how Rush Radiosurgery treats brain tumors with TrueBeam™ STx robotic stereotactic radiosurgery, please click here.
Photo: Employees from Rush Radiosurgery and Rush University Medical Center participate in the American Brain Tumor Association’s Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5k Run & Walk. Pictured from left to right is Dr. Sonal Mayekar, Resident Physician, Colleen Masters, APN, Nancy McGuire, Retired Rush RN, Colleen Savory, Site Administrator, and Katie Masters, team cheerleader.