Runners Brave Wind, Rain to Support Brain Tumor Research

Northwestern Medicine
News May 17, 2012

Northwestern Medicine Mararthon ParticipantsMore than 1,500 runners braved wind and rain as they raced along Chicago’s Lakefront in support of brain cancer research during the 2012 Magellan Development Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K on Saturday, May 12. The event raised more than $100,000 for the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI).

Magellan Development has supported NBTI for the past three years by naming it as the official charity of the race, which is held in May during Brain Tumor Awareness Month. The company chose to support the Institute after Louis Berger, the late husband of Robin Loewenberg Berger, chief marketing officer for Magellan Development, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

“Magellan is proud to support the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute in its quest to find improved treatments and eventually a cure for brain cancer,” said Loewenberg Berger. “This race is a wonderful way to commemorate Brain Tumor Awareness Month and help educate the public about this disease.” 

Physicians, nurses, and other NBTI staff took park in the day’s event, as well as a number of patients and family members who ran in honor of their loved ones. NBTI co-directors James Chandler, MD, surgical director of neuro-oncology, and Jeffrey Raizer, MD, medical director of neuro-oncology, both completed the 10K race.

For more information about the race, read the full press release. NBTI will celebrate its 4th annual gala, Minds Matter, with special guest actress, comedienne and television producer Bonnie Hunt, on Friday, September 28, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. Learn more information on the event, visit the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI).

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