Local media highlights Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure event
13th annual event raises more than $200,000 for UC Brain Tumor Center
More than 1,000 people participated in the 13th annual Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure event Oct. 16 at Sawyer Point Park, raising money and awareness for brain tumors.
The event has raised millions of dollars over the years for the University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, and participants raised more than $200,000 this year.
Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD, told WCPO News she attended the walk to support patients and their families.
The Brain Tumor Center partners with the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital to research and bring new forms of treatments for brain tumor patients, she said.
“In addition to research, we also raise funds for what we call the patient benevolent fund and that helps patients with journeys where they can’t afford certain things for their brain tumor journeys,” said Sengupta, associate professor in neurology, director of neuro-oncology clinical trials, associate director of the Brain Tumor Center and a UC Health neuro-oncologist, funded by the Harold C. Schott Endowed Chair in Molecular Therapeutics (Neurosurgery) and the Pam and Tom Mischell Funds.
Survivor and UC Health patient Al Williams spoke with Local 12’s Kristen Cornett.
His stepdaughter, Stephanie Cox, is a Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure volunteer.
“We have our survivors wear different color shirts, so, when you see them in the crowd, you realize how this impacts Cincinnati itself. So, just seeing that, it’s really, really inspiring,” said Cox.
Featured image at top: Dr. Sengupta with family and friends at the 2022 Walk Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure. Image/Provided