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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2014--(PR Newswire)--

Voices Against Brain Cancer Brings The Fight For A Cure To San Francisco With Its Inaugural "Join The Voices!" Run/Walk

Medical Community and Local Heroes to be honored for their Tireless Support and Ongoing Hope for a Cure at "Join The Voices!" San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Voices Against Brain Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to finding a cure for brain cancer, is set to host its inaugural "Join the Voices! San Francisco Run/Walk" on Sunday, November 23rd at Golden Gate Park. By expanding its reach to San Francisco and honoring many local patients, caregivers and doctors for their roles in the fight against the disease, Voices Against Brain Cancer hopes to create greater national awareness and ultimately find a cure.

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"Voices Against Brain Cancer is a growing presence in the brain cancer community and we are proud to announce our first San Francisco event," said Mario Lichtenstein, Co-Founder of Voices Against Brain Cancer."Our nationwide Run/Walks are a great way to bring communities together and give a voice to those affected by this devastating disease. We are proud to share our mission to raise awareness and find a cure and know that together we can make a difference in the fight against brain cancer." 

The charitable event will offer something for the whole family, including a 5K walk and family festival area for people of all ages. San Francisco residents, Cole Feinberg, Director, iShares Institutional Saleswith Blackrock Investments, and Matt Naumann, Assistant Winemaker with Failla, have been chosen as the Event Committee Co-Chairs and are dedicated to making it a success. Funds raised will go towards the advancement of brain cancer research and support, signaling greater hope for those impacted by brain cancer. All donations made will be earmarked for select institutions and programs in the San Francisco area and throughout California.

This year's honorees have been chosen for their continued efforts in helping to raise brain cancer and brain tumor awareness. The recipient of this year's Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award is Mitchel S. Berger, M.D., Chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of California San Francisco.

Additional award recipients include:

  • Vision of Hope Award: Doree O'Connell
  • Compassionate Care Award Recipients: Patricia Murphy, NP, Stanford University; Margaretta Page, NP, UCSF; Jane Rabbitt, CNS, UCSF
  • Courage Award Recipients: Cheryl Broyles, Sylvia Parisotto, Philip Yurchenko and R. Aaron Raymond
  • Caregiver Award Recipient: Karen Eagan
  • Courage Award Presenter: Clare Liu-Caoili

Voices Against Brain Cancer, leaders in the brain cancer community, was founded in loving memory of Gary Lichtenstein, who lost his valiant battle with brain cancer on October 1, 2003. Since then, the organization has garnered support from other patients, survivors, their families, caregivers, prestigious doctors and celebrities, all united in their drive towards finding a cure.  

Participants of the "Join the Voices! San Francisco Walk/Run" are encouraged to raise funds for Voices Against Brain Cancer. To make a donation or participate in the "Join the Voices! San Francisco Run/Walk," please visit: www.jointhevoicessanfrancisco.org.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM with a 9:00 AM start time.

For press inquiries, please contact: 5W Public Relations.

About Voices Against Brain Cancer

Voices Against Brain Cancer's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer and brain tumors by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.

Voices Against Brain Cancer has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization's research grants fund cutting-edge programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. Currently, these grants are being funded at numerous esteemed institutions including: Baylor University, Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Central Brain Tumor Registry Of The United States, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia,  Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Dana Farber / Harvard, Duke, The Feinstein Institute / North Shore LIJ Health System, Harvard, Hofstra / North Shore LIJ School Of Medicine, Johns Hopkins, Lenox Hill Hospital / North Shore LIJ Health System, Lurie Children's Hospital / Northwestern, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard, MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York University, Ohio State University, Rush University, Stony Brook University, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University Of Pittsburgh, University Of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest, Washington University, Yale and more. VABC continues to hold events across the country in locations such as Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Long Island-New York, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC.

Media Contact: Alicia Gold, 5W PR, 646-430-5155, agold@5wpr.com

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SOURCE Voices Against Brain Cancer

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