Advocate by State

Working with over 29,000 advocates across all 50 states, our Advocacy program is a thriving, active community focused on raising awareness with policymakers about the critical needs of the brain tumor community. Use the tools below to learn more about our Advocacy program, explore events, and find brain tumor facts for your state.

  1. State Lead Advocate Program

    State Lead Advocates are a distinct set of highly engaged individuals that work hard to recruit and motivate other advocates. Each State Lead serves as a mentor and leader within their community, meets with elected officials both on the state and federal level, and brings our shared voices to the fight. Learn more about this program and this year’s class of State Lead Advocates.

  2. Advocacy Events

    Our annual advocacy day, Head to the Hill, takes place each spring and brings advocates from around the country together to let Congress know that the brain tumor community is united and fighting back through public policy. Learn more about this event and others.

  3. State-Specific Brain Tumor Facts

    Today nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor, and more than 69,000 others will be diagnosed this year. We think it’s important for you to know the facts about brain tumors in your state. Learn more.

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  1. Head to the Hill

    Washington, District of Columbia

    Our annual advocacy day brings hundreds of brain tumor advocates from across the country to the nation’s capital to educate congressional delegates on the critical issues facing our community.

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  2. Arizona Facts

    Arizona

    In 2013, an estimated 1590 people in Arizona were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 580 of those were malignant.1

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  3. Connecticut Facts

    Connecticut

    In 2013, an estimated 820 people in Connecticut were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 290 of those were malignant.1

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  4. Delaware Facts

    Delaware

    In 2013, an estimated 220 people in Delaware were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 80 of those were malignant.1

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  5. Florida Facts

    Florida

    In 2013, an estimated 4890 people in Florida were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 1710 of those were malignant.1

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  6. Idaho Facts

    Iowa

    In 2013, an estimated 360 people in Idaho were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 130 of those were malignant.1

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  7. Indiana Facts

    Indiana

    In 2013, an estimated 1450 people in Indiana were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 520 of those were malignant.1

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  8. Iowa Facts

    Iowa

    In 2013, an estimated 710 people in Iowa were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 260 of those were malignant.1

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  9. Maine Facts

    Maine

    In 2013, an estimated 340 people in Maine were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 130 of those were malignant.1

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  10. Colorado Facts

    Colorado

    In 2013, an estimated 1120 people in Colorado were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 410 of those were malignant.1

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  11. Nevada Facts

    Nevada

    In 2013, an estimated 630 people in Nevada were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 230 of those were malignant.1

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  12. Louisiana Facts

    Louisiana

    In 2013, an estimated 950 people in Louisiana were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 320 of those were malignant.1

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  13. Alaska Facts

    Alaska

    In 2013, an estimated 140 people in Alaska were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 50 of those were malignant.1

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  14. Pennsylvania Facts

    Pennsylvania

    In 2013, an estimated 3050 people in Pennsylvania were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 1080 of those were malignant.1

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  15. Alabama Facts

    Alabama

    In 2013, an estimated 1,090 people in Alabama were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 370 of those were malignant.

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  16. Massachusetts Facts

    Massachusetts

    In 2013, an estimated 1520 people in Massachusetts were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 540 of those were malignant.1

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  17. Rhode Island Facts

    Rhode Island

    In 2013, an estimated 250 people in Rhode Island were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 90 of those were malignant.1

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  18. South Carolina Facts

    South Carolina

    In 2013, an estimated 1100 people in South Carolina were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 370 of those were malignant.1

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  19. South Dakota Facts

    South Dakota

    In 2013, an estimated 190 people in South Dakota were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 70 of those were malignant.1

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  20. Texas Facts

    Texas

    In 2013, an estimated 5200 people in Texas were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 1880 of those were malignant.1

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  21. Hawaii Facts

    Hawaii

    In 2013, an estimated 260 people in Hawaii were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 80 of those were malignant.1

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  22. Montana Facts

    Montana

    In 2013, an estimated 240 people in Montana were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 90 of those were malignant.1

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  23. Kansas Facts

    Kansas

    In 2013, an estimated 630 people in Kansas were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 230 of those were malignant.1

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  24. New Jersey Facts

    New Jersey

    In 2013, an estimated 1970 people in New Jersey were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 680 of those were malignant.1

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  25. West Virginia Facts

    West Virginia

    In 2013, an estimated 450 people in West Virginia were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 160 of those were malignant.1

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  26. Kentucky Facts

    Kentucky

    In 2013, an estimated 1000 people in Kentucky were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 360 of those were malignant.1

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  27. Maryland Facts

    Maryland

    In 2013, an estimated 1280 people in Maryland were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 420 of those were malignant.1

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  28. Minnesota Facts

    Minnesota

    In 2013, an estimated 1200 people in Minnesota were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 440 of those were malignant.1

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  29. Missouri Facts

    Missouri

    In 2013, an estimated 1390 people in Missouri were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 500 of those were malignant.1

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  30. Georgia Facts

    Georgia

    In 2013, an estimated 2150 people in Georgia were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 720 of those were malignant.1

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  31. Tennesee Facts

    Tennessee

    In 2013, an estimated 1480 people in Tennessee were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 520 of those were malignant.1

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  32. Washington DC Facts

    District of Columbia

    In 2013, an estimated 130 people in Washington, DC were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor.1

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  33. Washington Facts

    Washington

    In 2013, an estimated 1530 people in Washington were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 560 of those were malignant.1

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  34. Wisconsin Facts

    Wisconsin

    In 2013, an estimated 1320 people in Wisconsin were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 480 of those were malignant.1

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  35. Wyoming Facts

    Wyoming

    In 2013, an estimated 120 people in Wyoming were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 50 of those were malignant.1

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  36. Vermont Facts

    Vermont

    In 2013, an estimated 160 people in Vermont were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 60 of those were malignant.1

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  37. Ohio Facts

    Ohio

    In 2013, an estimated 2690 people in Ohio were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 950 of those were malignant.1

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  38. Oklahoma Facts

    Oklahoma

    In 2013, an estimated 810 people in Oklahoma were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 290 of those were malignant.1

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  39. Oregon Facts

    Oregon

    In 2013, an estimated 920 people in Oregon were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 340 of those were malignant.1

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  40. Illinois Facts

    Illinois

    In 2013, an estimated 2800 people in Illinois were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 980 of those were malignant.1

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  41. Utah Facts

    Utah

    In 2013, an estimated 550 people in Utah were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 210 of those were malignant.1

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  42. Virginia Facts

    Virginia

    In 2013, an estimated 1780 people in Virginia were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 610 of those were malignant.1

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  43. New York Facts

    New York

    In 2013, an estimated 4430 people in New York were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 1510 of those were malignant.1

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  44. North Dakota Facts

    North Dakota

    In 2013, an estimated 150 people in North Dakota were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 50 of those were malignant.1

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  45. California Facts

    California

    In 2013, an estimated 7700 people in California were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 2710 of those were malignant.1

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  46. Michigan Facts

    Michigan

    In 2013, an estimated 2310 people in Michigan were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 810 of those were malignant.1

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  47. Arkansas Facts

    Arkansas

    In 2013, an estimated 680 people in Arkansas were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 240 of those were malignant.1

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  48. Mississippi Facts

    Mississippi

    In 2013, an estimated 640 people in Mississippi were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 210 of those were malignant.1

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  49. Nebraska Facts

    Nebraska

    In 2013, an estimated 400 people in Nebraska were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 150 of those were malignant.1

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  50. New Hampshire Facts

    New Hampshire

    In 2013, an estimated 330 people in New Hampshire were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 120 of those were malignant.1

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  51. New Mexico Facts

    New Mexico

    In 2013, an estimated 460 people in New Mexico were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 170 of those were malignant.1

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  52. North Carolina Facts

    North Carolina

    In 2013, an estimated 2190 people in North Carolina were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 750 of those were malignant.1

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