|American Brain Tumor Association’s Team Breakthrough Crosses the Finish Line|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Kate Butler|
|Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:20|
Runners raise record-breaking $135,000 to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors
Chicago, IL, October 9, 2012 – Team Breakthrough, the American Brain Tumor Association’s endurance program, had 72 runners cross the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7, 2012. In total, ABTA runners raised more than $135,000 in conjunction with Sunday’s event – a record for the ABTA in its seven years of participating in the race.
The top three Team Breakthrough fundraisers at the Chicago Marathon were Scott Badskey of Tower Lakes, IL, Oren Sagher of Ann Arbor, MI and Gelsey Steinbrecher of New York City.
“We’re so thankful to all of these amazing athletes for not only challenging themselves by competing in this world-class marathon, but for truly going the extra mile by raising funds in support of this important cause,” says ABTA President and CEO Elizabeth M. Wilson. “All of this year’s participants have been touched in some way by a brain tumor diagnosis. And each one of them is an inspiration as well as an example of what true champions are able to achieve.”
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