Inaugural Florida Brain Cancer Walk Raises $100k

FOR RELEASE MARCH 29, 2022

CONTACT:   Danielle Rosenzweig
                 202-419-3145
                  Danielle.Rosenzweig@abc2.org

INAUGURAL FLORIDA BRAIN CANCER WALK RAISES $100,000
FOR BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - More than 500 runners and walkers joined forces on Saturday, March 27, 2022 in the first annual Florida Brain Cancer Walk, and together raised more than $100,000 to benefit Florida-based brain cancer research projects and collaborations through Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (abc2.org).

“The turnout and support shown by Palm Beach County is inspiring,” said Max Wallace, CEO of ABC². “The awareness and the funds raised today by these survivors, friends, family members and volunteers will inspire the hope and the research needed to find a cure for brain cancer and continue the momentum towards creating a world-class research hub right here in Florida.”

The funds raised will be directed to Florida-based brain cancer research projects and collaborations at institutions such as: The McKnight Brain Cancer Institute of University of Florida, The Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Scripps Florida, The Scripps Research Institute.

In addition to raising funds for a cure, the Florida Brain Cancer Walk provides anyone who has been affected by a brain tumor diagnosis with the opportunity to celebrate the lives of their loved ones and provide support for one another.

In addition to the 5K run/walk, the family-friendly Florida Brain Cancer Walk featured a Kids Fun Run, a Survivor’s Tribute to honor the courage and determination of more than 20 local survivors, and a Wall of Hope displaying pictures of brain tumor survivors and of those who have lost their battle with this devastating disease.

Top sponsors and teams included Genentech BioOncology, The Case Foundation, Palm Beach Yacht Brokerage & Friends, and the Rendina Companies.

For more information, visit www.floridabraincancerwalk.org.

About Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC²)
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure was founded in 2001 by Dan and Steve Case, along with their families, leading entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers. ABC² continues its mission to hasten the discovery of a cure for brain cancer by awarding grants to renowned brain cancer researchers totaling more than $14 million dollars. For more information, visit www.abc2.org.