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UF 2nd Annual Brain Cancer Awareness 5k

  • Riverside Park 299 South Riverside Drive New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 United States (map)
"Cancer can't finish the race."

The Space Coast Gator Club is looking for 4 participants to represent our club at the event; admission will be paid on your behalf. If you are interested in running on behalf of our club, please contact Stephen Figueroa at sfig@ufl.edu and mention you would like to register for the event to represent our club. This is only available to the first four runners, all are welcomed to register for this wonderful cause.

We are doing this for others who may have this disease. We want to bring awareness to this type of cancer, GBM is a deadly disease, and one very few people hear about. This year we have partnered with University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute to donate funds to support brain cancer research.

Glioblastoma (GBM), is the most common, and aggressive of primary brain tumors. In the United States alone. Approximately 18,000 people are diagnosed with GBM every year. Almost 1 in 5 tumors that start in the brain are Glioblastomas. Glioblastoma, is a devastating disease for both patients and caregivers, and despite available therapies, prognosis is extremely poor. The majority of patients do not survive for more than two years following Diagnosis, and the median survival is generally less than a year. The average 5 year survival rate is less than 3%.

We hope that you will join us in our efforts to raise awareness and support funding for brain cancer research.