We're raising funds toward brain tumor research in memory of my late husband, Roger. Help us raise $5,000.00 for 2022's National Brain Tumor Society's Brain Tumor Walk. Check out these pages and consider making a donation. 95% of the funds raised go toward research or patient care. Just exactly what Roger would want!


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Who is NBTF?

The National Brain Tumor Society is a nationwide non-profit organization, serving people whose lives are affected by brain tumors. They are dedicated to promoting a cure for brain tumors, improving the quality of life and giving hope to the brain tumor community by funding meaningful research and providing patient resources, timely information and education. More information is located at

What is this about?

The Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk is not your traditional fund raising event - it is an adventure! It is a fundraising walk where brain tumor patients, their families and friends come together to celebrate the importance of living. It is a time to honor the memory of those no longer with us, and to cheer on those who struggle with this disease. People participate for different reasons - but mostly to help raise money to support the work of the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), to heighten brain tumor awareness and help increase funding to battle this deadly disease.

When and Where?

This year the Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk is at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on June 26, 2022.

To help us reach our goal, just submit or mail your donation now. The team's goal is to raise $5,000.00.

Please check out our fund raising page at If you prefer to make your donation by check, information for that is also located on the fund raising page. Checks should be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society, and need to be sent directly to NBTS at the address on the form, received prior to June 26, 2022 to be sure they count toward the event's total.

Why We Do This

Each Year in the U.S., 185,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumors, benign or malignant. Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer deaths for children under the age 20, now surpassing Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).

This is the 20th Annual Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk by the NBTF/NBTS. My late husband, Roger, proudly participated in this fundraiser for 10 years as a survivor. Our team, Team Jolly Rogers, continues on his behalf and in his memory.

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