The Chicago BT5K (Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run and Walk) is a certified, chip timed 5k run. The events is part of the American Brain Tumor Association's (ABTA) signature Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K series, happening in cities across the USA.
The 5K Run & Walk will raise critical funds to support vital brain tumor research and desperately needed services for those living with a brain tumor diagnosis. Whether you’re a runner or a walker, this event is your opportunity to breakthrough for brain tumors while having a great time in a spectacular setting.
There are 700,000 reasons to participate.
Right now, nearly 700,000 people are living with a brain tumor diagnosis—and each day, another 500 people are diagnosed. The American Brain Tumor Association understands how each of these diagnoses can turn worlds upside down. And that is why the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk is so important.
The American Brain Tumor Association funds vital brain tumor research while providing patients, family members and caregivers with comfort, guidance and answers. Whether you're running or walking, the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Run & Walk is a "breakthrough" event that will help the ABTA to improve, extend and ultimately save lives.
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