The Joshua Project will be participating in the Race for Hope – DC 5K Run/Walk presented by Cassidy Turley being held on May 5th, 2013. The Race for Hope – DC is a fun and inspirational event, and supports the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure in their quest to find a cure for brain tumors. Will you support our efforts with a donation? Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight. We greatly appreciate your support.
You may already be clicking the “Donate Now” button (you are the best!), but if you are interested in learning more about why your support is vital, please read on.
- There are over 688,000 Americans living with a primary brain tumor. This year, 210,000 people will hear the news, “you have a brain tumor”.
- Because brain tumors are located at the control center for thought, emotion and movement, their effects on an individual’s physical and cognitive abilities can be devastating.
- Brain tumors are the leading cause of death from solid tumors in children under the age of 20, and are the third leading cause of death from cancer in young adults ages 20-39.
- Brain tumors may be either malignant or non-malignant (“benign”), but can be life-threatening in either case.