BRAINFEST aims to raise at least $10,000 to help the ABTA to further its mission and support the nearly 700,000 people in the United States living with a brain tumor.
“I organized BrainFest with the help of family and friends to unite local artists for a good cause in benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association because the work they do has helped save lives like mine and many others who have and are still battling a brain tumor diagnosis.” said Erin. “They are the only national organization funding critical brain tumor research and providing important education and support services for brain tumor patients, caregivers and families. Every little bit helps with an effort as large as this…and by helping others, you’re helping yourself become a better person.”
BrainFest is an event dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the advancement in the understanding and treatment of brain tumors. The event is held each May (Brain Tumor awareness month) just outside Philadelphia, PA and has featured educational games, stories, raffles, prizes, and live music from some of the area’s most talented local musicians and members of the brain tumor community of friends, families, and survivors. This year’s fest will be happening May 21, 2016. Along with the central festival, this year’s efforts will also feature an awareness walk in Bridgeport, PA as well as a ‘Dine & Donate’ at participating restaurants in Philadelphia’s surrounding community.
“Events like these bring communities together and help raise awareness of the many families whose lives have been impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis,” said Chris Swope Cholewa, chief advancement officer, American Brain Tumor Association. “We rely on the generosity of individuals like Erin to support our mission, and are grateful she organized such a great event for Philadelphia’s surrounding communities.”
Because there are more than 120 types of brain tumor, there is no one answer to the brain tumor challenge. In pursuit of answers, the American Brain Tumor Association has funded more than $26 million in research since 1976.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education on all tumor types and all age groups. For more information, visit hope.abta.org/brainfest or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).