This is one of two 5k fundaising events we have this month for Brain Tumor Awareness Month! This event, May 21,2023, and our event in Salt Lake City, Ut on 5/29/23 both will support brain tumor research with 100% of the funds raised (after the direct cost of the events!) These events are always fun. If you can participate in either event, register now! If you can not participate, you can still support either event with a donation! Go to https://walktoendbraintumors.org/ for all of our events!
Posted on: 05/10/2023
MN Brain Tumor 5K
For Immediate Release May 9, 2023
The Minnesota Brain Tumor 5K Announces 14th Annual Fun Walk/Run at Stillwater High School
The MN Brain Tumor 5K Annual Event will be held at Stillwater High School to raise money for the Musella Foundation.
Oak Park Heights, MN / May 21, 2023: The MN Brain Tumor 5K proudly presents its 14th Annual event on May 21, 2023, at Stillwater High School. This inclusive run/walk event aims to raise funds for brain tumor research, and everyone is welcome to participate. The event will feature notable personalities like Chris Carr from the K102 Morning Show, author and fitness instructor Amy Hodge, and Internal Medicine Physician, author, and survivor Courtney Burnett.
The MN Brain Tumor 5K stands out for its unique fundraising model. All funds raised during the event go directly to the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity that aims to find a cure for brain tumors and provide support to patients and their families. The event is organized by a team of volunteers, and national and local sponsors generously donate funds and resources to ensure the success of the event. Event volunteer Melissa Dickhausen shares her admiration for the cause, saying:
“I partake in this event every year because it means a lot and doesn’t get as much recognition as other causes. It is amazing that every single dollar of the registration fees and donations goes to Brain tumor research. The event itself brings a smile to my face, seeing the families and friends come together to support their loved ones or remember those we have lost. You see lots of smiles, tears, and hope during the event. We are hoping to reach a milestone goal of breaking one million and I truly think it could happen, even yet this year.”
Melissa Dickhausen, Event Volunteer for MN Brain Tumor 5K
“We provide emotional and financial support, facilitate educational resources, advocate for patient’s needs, and strive to raise funds for groundbreaking brain tumor research. Together, we aim to make a difference in the lives of those affected by brain tumors and contribute to the advancement of effective treatments.”
Al Musella, President of the Musella Foundation
? 5K takes place Sunday, May 21, 2023
? Stillwater High School, 5701 Stillwater Blvd, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
? The event will happen rain or shine. Please see the website for the Inclement Weather Plan.
? There is plenty of on-site parking at the Stillwater High School lot.
? The event is open to all, and on-site registration will be available, but participants are recommended to register in advance by visiting mnbraintumor5k.com.
? Free team photos will be taken between 8:00 – 8:55 am, and survivors will receive pictures & gifts at 8:55 am.
? The event will begin at 9:00 am with Amy Hodge, followed by the Kick-Off Ceremony with Chris Carr at 9:15 am. The run/walk will begin at 9:30 am with runners starting first, and walkers following.
? Refreshments at the event will include bottled water and bananas.
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The MN Brain Tumor 5K, in partnership with the Musella Foundation, aims to raise awareness and funds to support brain tumor research that will one day lead to a cure. 100% of funds raised will go towards exciting brain tumor research projects for both adult and pediatric brain tumors.
About the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information, Inc.:
The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that empowers brain tumor patients and their families. They provide emotional and financial support, educational resources, advocate for patients' needs, and strive to raise funds for groundbreaking brain tumor research. Together, they aim to make a difference in the lives of those affected by brain tumors and contribute to the advancement of effective treatments.
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