Community Events: Find Or Start An Event

Through National Brain Tumor Society Walks, Rides, and Races, community-based fundraisers, and conferences and educational events for patients and their families, we're uniting across the country in the fight against brain tumors. Use the tools below to find an event or informational meeting in your area.

Plan Your Own Event

Have a great idea for Community Event for fundraising? Almost any fundraiser you can think of can be held to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society. How you choose to fundraise is limited only by your imagination and ambition – you can plan a bike ride, run, or walk, or hold a golf, bowling, or tennis tournament. You can also hold a dinner, dance, auction, bake sale, or garage sale.

Fundraising and raising awareness is easier than ever with our online tools for promoting events like yours. There are a number of ways we can support you in your efforts to make a difference in the fight against brain tumors, and we are eager to talk with you about your ideas. To get started, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Lauren Gainor
lgainor@braintumor.org
(617) 237 1758

We know that the experience will be deeply rewarding and we encourage you to connect with as many people as possible to support this incredible cause!

All over the country, people whose lives have been affected by brain tumors are organizing Community Events to support the National Brain Tumor Society’s work. In addition to raising much-needed funds for our programs, these local events also have a significant impact in raising awareness about brain tumors.

Creating a Community Event can be a fun and meaningful project for friends and family, as well as an engaging way to reach out to new people in your area. Start your event today!

See upcoming Community Events benefiting the National Brain Tumor Society, or browse our list of past event ideas.

Proceeds from the 17th Annual Friends Foundation Holiday Party, held on December 4th at the Loews Hotel in Annapolis, benefited the National Brain Tumor Society in the amount of $277,000! The Friends Foundation is an Annapolis-based nonprofit organization. Formed in 1998 by a group of local boyhood friends who live, work and socialize in Annapolis and surrounding areas, the group organizes several annual fundraisers designates meaningful beneficiaries for the proceeds from these events. Since its inception, the Friends Foundation has maintained a platform of increasing the involvement and philanthropy of young people in the community. Specifically, the funds raised from the event will support research to fight glioblastoma multiform (GBM).

Fundraising Ideas

Here are some examples of past fundraising events.

  • A college intern with an NBA team arranged to have $5 donated from every ticket her and her colleagues sold.
  • An east coast couple asked their wedding guests to bring a donation instead of gifts.
  • A couple invited friends to attend a New Year’s Eve party and silent auction.
  • A high school student organized a fundraising walk. He encouraged his fellow students, friends, family, and more to organize teams to see who could create the biggest team and which team could raise the most funds.
  • Numerous families and groups of friends conduct simple golf tournaments or bowl-a-thons.
  • An extended family put on an elaborate dinner party.
  • One woman raised money by hosting a brunch.
  • Another woman entered a local race and encouraged sponsorships for her efforts.
  • Some people simply conduct a letter writing campaign and request that the proceeds go directly to NBTS.
  • Many people organized workplace giving campaigns.

Still not sure what to do? Plan a bowling night in your area!

 Visit the AMF Bowling website. Simply enter your zip code at the bottom of the page to find your local lanes.

 Fill out the online form and be sure to add “National Brain Tumor Society” as your Organization Name.

Personal Fundraising Pages

Set up your own fundraising page where your participants can donate online.

Already created a fundraising page? Visit your Campaign Center to view or edit your page.

We look forward to collaborating with you. Your efforts play a vital role in supporting our pursuit of a cure for brain tumors.