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Angel Adventure

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The National Brain Tumor Foundation's
Eighth Annual Angel Adventure
(formerly known as the Angel Island Adventure)

Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco
Home of the San Francisco Giants
Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Co-Emceed by
Mark Ibañez and Jan Yanahiro
(Sports Anchor KTVU)       (TV Broadcaster)
Special guest appearance
Orlando Cepeda
(Former SF Giants Ballplayer)


Why an Angel Adventure?
Brain tumors do not discriminate. They affect children, teenagers, adults, the elderly and people of all races and ethnicities. This devastating disease has personally affected everyone on the Bay Area Angel Adventure volunteer committee.

Please join us and raise money in the fight against brain tumors.

  • Each year approximately 185,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor.
  • Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death for children under age 20, now surpassing Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), and the third leading cause of cancer death for young adults ages 20 - 39.
  • Metastatic brain tumors (cancer that spreads from other parts of the body to the brain) occur at some point in 20 - 40% of the general cancer population.

Where Do the Dollars Go?
Your fundraising efforts make a difference! Here are just some of the ways your donor dollars are Giving Help, Giving Hope® to brain tumor patients and their families:

Fund Critical Research
To date, the NBTF has awarded over $2,000,000 in research funding. NBTF's next grant cycle will total approximately $600,000.

Fund Patient Services
Each year over 30,000 people in the brain tumor community receive some form of direct service through NBTF. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • "800" phone number which can be accessed for patient and support services (1,200 inquiries per month)
  • National or regional conferences where patients and medical professionals meet and interact
  • Comprehensive Web site (www.braintumor.org), providing extensive information, a wealth of resources, and countless opportunities to connect with others in the brain tumor community (37,000 monthly visits).
  • Access and referrals to over 170 support groups across the nation
  • Distribution of Brain Tumors: A Guide, and numerous other publications addressing specific issues such as clinical trials, specific tumor types, and treatment options
  • Updates on the latest brain tumor information through our newsletter, SEARCH, published quarterly, with a distribution over 32,000

What is an Angel Adventure?
Angel Adventure is a day to enjoy each other's company, to share in the joy of those who are still with us and celebrate the memories of those who have left us.

  • Enjoy the opening ceremonies
  • Walk the five mile course along the scenic Embarcadero waterfront or
  • Relax in the picnic area at Pacific Bell Park during lunch
  • Share in the camaraderie with other NBTF supporters
  • Win one of the prizes awarded to the top three individual fundraisers
  • Win the top fundraising Team prize (a team is five or more people)
  • Receive a commemorative Angel Adventure pin by raising $2,0000 or more
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