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New York Brain Tumor Walk

The New York Brain Tumor community will come together on September 15, 2024 for a walk to raise awareness and funds to support the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. The New York Brain Tumor Walk is a family-friendly event for all ages! Join us for a morning of celebration, remembrance and hope. Your community is here. Let’s discover a cure, together.

Registration Options

Registration fees will increase slightly in the 30 days leading up the event and again on event week.

Youth registration options are 12 and under. In-person participation options include an event t-shirt if you register prior to August 15, 2024. Event t-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants. Registration fees will increase 30 days prior to event day, and again on event week.

  • Walker – $25
  • Youth Walker (12 and under) – $10
  • Volunteer – FREE

Volunteers are essential to the New York Brain Tumor Walk! Thank you for your dedication to our shared mission. Groups, schools, community organizations, families and individuals are all welcome to volunteer. Need student community service hours? Our event is perfect!

Register online, choosing “volunteer” as your participation type. Once registered, you will receive an email to confirm your volunteer shift. For more information about volunteer opportunities at the New Jersey Brain Tumor Walk, please contact Renee Bersani at NYinfo@braintumor.org

New in 2024

Virtual Participant – FREE registration for those who are unable to attend the event in person. Event t-shirts will be mailed to all virtual participants who raise $75 or more by August 15, 2024. T-shirts will arrive to you by event day. Virtual participants who register after August 15, 2024, will not qualify for an event t-shirt.

Plan your day

Event Schedule

7:30 am – Check-in/t-shirt pick-up
8:30 am – Remembrance Ceremony (Zach’s Bay beach)
9:00 am – Opening Ceremony
9:30 am – Walk Start
Parking is available on-site.

Check-in and t-shirt pick up opens at 7:30 am and continues through the morning with many mission-centric activities. If any members of your team miss online registration, we will be offering contactless registration on-site on event day. Be sure to visit our activity tents and sponsors at the event.

Light refreshments will be available. The event will be held rain or shine! The walk route is approximately 3 miles.

Questions? Email us at NYinfo@braintumor.org.

Team and Individual Fundraising Incentives

Fundraising for the brain tumor community takes real commitment to our cause, so we want to celebrate your successes.

Commemorative Pin

New in 2024, our NBTS Accelerator Club will recognize event participants like you driving brain tumor breakthroughs forward through your fundraising efforts. The more you raise, the more additional prizes you can earn. By raising $250 or more on your personal fundraising page by event day, you will become part of the NBTS Accelerator Club.

$250 – Accelerator: By raising $250 or more on your personal fundraising page by event day, you will become part of the NBTS Accelerator Club and receive exclusive benefits, including:

  • 2024 Accelerator Pin. Wear it at your event to raise awareness and share pride in your fundraising efforts
  • Recognition at registration and packet pickup
  • A Digital Accelerator Badge on your personal fundraising page

$5,000 – Changemaker 
In addition to the Accelerator Club benefits, you will also receive:

  • VIP Fast Lane at day-of event registration and t-shirt pickup
  • Changemaker lanyard
  • Verbal recognition at the event by the event emcee
  • Changemakers will be highlighted on social media

$10,000 – Groundbreaker 
In addition to the Accelerator Club Benefits, you will also receive:

  • VIP Fast Lane at day-of event registration and t-shirt pickup
  • Groundbreakers will be recognized on stage at your event!
  • Groundbreaker medal
  • Groundbreakers will be highlighted on social media

Additional Individual Fundraising Prizes:
Achieve one of the milestones listed below by September 30th and your prize will be mailed directly to your home post-event.

  • Raise $750 – $1,499 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS ballcap
  • Raise $1,500 – $4,999 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS fleece 1/4 Zip Pullover
  • Raise $5,000-$9,999 on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS backpack
  • Raise $10,000+ on your personal fundraising page to earn a NBTS rain jacket
Team Fundraising Prize:
  • Teams that raise $500 before Friday, August 23 will receive a personalized “In Honor” or “In Memory” Mission Sign, featuring the name and photo of your loved one. Signs will be displayed on the course at the event. 
  • Teams that raise $10,000 before Friday, September 6 will receive a Team Tent on event day.

Fundraising Resources & Help Desk:

National Brain Tumor Society wants to make sure you are successful in your fundraising efforts. Equip yourself with these curated fundraising resources to maximize your impact.

Highest Earning Teams
Rank Team Name Amount Earned
1 Team Gray for NY $25.00
Highest Earning Participants
Rank Participant Name Amount Earned
1 Renee Bersani $25.00
2 Deana Martin $0.00

Event Sponsorship

As an event sponsor, your organization will connect with the brain tumor community on a platform that will enable meaningful and enduring impact for both your brand and our mission. Sponsorship will allow your organization to make a difference in the lives of millions.

For more information, please contact: partnerships@braintumor.org or 617.863.8345.

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For more information about the New York Brain Tumor Walk, please contact Renee Bersani at NYinfo@braintumor.org.

Thank you to our sponsors & media partners


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