Inaugural Event to Be Held September 20 at Jones Beach
ROCKVILLE, CENTRE, N.Y. – The Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) has been named “Premiere Event Flagship Sponsor” of the National Brain Tumor Society’s inaugural Long Island Brain Tumor Walk. The walk, which will raise critical funds for brain tumor research and raise awareness about brain tumors, will take place Saturday, September 20 at Jones Beach.
“We are honored to play such a major role in this urgently needed event,” said J. Paul Duic, M.D., Co-Medical Director of The Long Island Brain Tumor Center at NSPC. “We encourage others to join us in sponsoring the walk, forming teams, volunteering, or making a donation in honor of a loved one who has been affected by a brain tumor.”
Fiercely committed to finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for people living with a brain tumor, the National Brain Tumor Society’s Long Island Walk connects brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers, and friends for an inspiring, family-friendly day. Participants can choose to walk as individuals, create a new team, or join an existing team.
“Only one out of three adults diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor today will be alive in five years. More so than any other cancer, brain tumors can have life-altering psychological, cognitive, behavioral, and physical effects. And yet, despite these facts, brain tumor research remains grossly underfunded,” said Kristina Knight, spokesperson for the National Brain Tumor Society. “Every dollar pledged from the Long Island Brain Tumor Walk allows us to continue funding vital research to accelerate the discovery of new scientific breakthroughs and the availability of more treatments for this disease.”
The National Brain Tumor Society is the only brain tumor organization to fully integrate research and public policy initiatives; partner with leading experts in academia, industry, and government to understand current challenges; and identify opportunities for scientific advancement and collaboration. Additionally, as part of its work to find a cure, the National Brain Tumor Society mobilizes volunteer advocates across the country to raise awareness and support for public policies which aim to strengthen research and provide access to essential health care for all those affected by brain tumors.
The Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C. offers a multi-disciplinary approach to treating brain tumors, provided by a team of more than 20 physicians and surgeons with various sub-specialties. The team works in concert with patients’ established health care professionals, and treats primary brain and spinal tumors, as well as metastases. In addition to offering standard-of-care therapies for brain tumors, and novel treatments such as NovoTTF, the Center conducts a number of clinical trials.
For more information about The Long Island Brain Tumor Center at NSPC, please visit www.braintumor.com or call (516) 478-0010.
To register, volunteer, or become a sponsor of the Long Island Brain Tumor Walk, visit www.BrainTumorWalk.org/LongIsland