Mark your calendars for the National Brain Tumor Society New York Brain Tumor Walk on June 16. The 5K Walk will take place on Governors Island, a historical 172-acre island in New York Harbor.
Last year, more than 1300 people from across the tri-state area took part in the inaugural Walk, raising over $340,000 to find a cure for brain tumors through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). Among those participants and volunteers were some of the New York’s top doctors.
Dr. Isabelle Germano, Director of The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program and Co-Director of the Radiosurgery Program of the Department of Neurosurgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center took part in the event with her team of physicians, nurses, and staff and showed their commitment to helping patients and families. In addition, The Mount Sinai Neurosurgery Department supported the fight against brain tumors as a Walk sponsor.
Also involved in the event is Dr. Susan Pannullo, Director of Neuro-Oncology and Neurosurgical Radiosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Pannullo took part in last year’s Walk and spoke to the crown during a moving program and the hospital is returning as a sponsor again this year. .
The Long Island Brain Tumor Center will also be returning for a second year as event sponsors. Neuro-Oncologists J. Paul Duic M.D. and Jai Grewal, M.D. attended last year’s Walk and staffed the institution’s booth at the event.
To join these doctors, go to www.BrainTumorWalk.org/NewYork to register. If you can’t make it to New York on June 16, you can still take part as a virtual walker. Volunteers are also needed to help the participants reach their goal of raising twice as much as last year. No matter how you take part, you will be a part of a community taking action to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors.