The 2013 Pensacola Beach Turkey Trot is honored to support The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center. The facility is one of the largest and most successful brain tumor treatment and research centers of its kind. Their team of experts offers treatments for brain tumors, including the latest novel and experimental therapies.
Currently, the center sees more than 800 new patients annually from local, national and international sources. The center conducts more groundbreaking research, sees more brain tumor patients, has more experience with more types of brain tumors, and provides more innovative treatment than most other centers in the world.
Brain Tumor Facts:
An estimated 688,000+ people are living with primary tumors of the brain and central nervous system in the United States.
In 2013, an estimated 69,720 new primary brain tumor diagnoses will be made in the U.S.
An estimated 14,080 deaths are expected to occur this year due to brain tumors.
Brain tumors are the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in children.
YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS RUN WILL HELP FUND MUCH NEEDED RESEARCH TO FIND A CURE AND PROVIDE BETTER CARE FOR THOSE LIVING WITH BRAIN TUMORS.