LOS ANGELES - The National Brain Tumor Society will host its first annual Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk at Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles this Sunday.The walk is one of many events that take place throughout the year to support brain tumor research. Last year, more than 27,000 people took part in National Brain Tumor Society's walks, rides and races, raising more over $7 million to fund research to accelerate the discovery of new treatments and therapies for brain tumors. Sunday's event features a scenic 5K walk, kids activities, food and awards. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with programs and activities running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each year more than 210,000 people in the United Sttaes are diagnosed with a primary of metastatic brain tumor - over 500 people every day. Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related death in children and young adults under age 20.
********** Published: October 25, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 28