Full-Scale Angels Among Us Event is Back (4.30.22)
The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center is holding its 29th annual Angels Among Us 5K and Walk of Hope on Saturday, April 30.
The event, the Center's signature annual fundraiser to raise awareness about brain cancer and support brain cancer research, will be held in person on Duke’s Medical Center Campus at the corner of Erwin Road and Flowers Drive.
More than 700,000 people in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a primary brain tumor, and over 86,000 more will be diagnosed this year.
More than 28,000 children age 0-19 will be diagnosed in 2022. Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death among children and adolescents ages 0-19, surpassing leukemia.
The 5K run begins at 8 a.m. followed by great entertainment, children’s activities, food, and fun for the entire family. At 11:15 a.m. a ceremony will begin a Walk of Hope through the Duke Medical Campus and the Sarah Duke Gardens.
Duke Cancer Institute staff and students, friends and families, are encouraged to form or join teams or participate as an individual in support of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center's brain tumor patients and their families.
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Can’t come to Angels Among Us but would like to help in the fight against brain tumors? You do not have to be present at the Angels Among Us event to help Duke’s brain tumor research program.
For those who cannot attend the event, but would like to honor their loved ones and raise funds in their community to help find a cure for brain tumors, contact event coordinator Anne Baker Beebe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Your donations will go directly to support exciting new research being done at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Every gift is important to the work being done at Duke," says Beebe.