Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure set for Oct. 23

This year’s Walk Ahead is expected to attract several thousand participants.

This year’s Walk Ahead is expected to attract several thousand participants.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m., Sawyer Point

Several thousand people are expected to take part in the seventh annual Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure, the area’s largest fundraiser for brain tumor education and research.

Last year’s walk drew 3,383 participants from 19 states and raised more than $360,000, bringing the cumulative fundraising total to more than $1.3 million.

Event co-chairs are Rick June and Michael Perez. Presenting sponsor is Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Proceeds from the walk support research and education at the Brain Tumor Center of the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute.

Walk Ahead will feature a 5k chip-timed run beginning at 8:30 a.m., and a 5k walk at 9 a.m. The wheelchair-accessible route starts and finishes at Sawyer Point Park and will include a stroll across the Purple People Bridge.

walkahead.org, 513-558-6903 or AlexandraLolli@uc.edu

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