Voices Against Brain Cancer To Host Annual "Join The Voices! New York Run/Walk" In Partnership With New York Road Runners

Tony Danza Appointed as Master of Ceremonies for the Charitable Event

Jul 24, 2014, 14:56 ET from Voices Against Brain Cancer

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voices Against Brain Cancer, in partnership with New York Road Runners, will host its annual "Join The Voices! New York Run/Walk" on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at The Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park at 8:30 a.m. The charitable event, which last year raised close to one million dollars, will feature a five-mile run, a scenic walk, kids races and a fun family festival. Television, stage, and screen icon Tony Danza will act as the official Master of Ceremonies for the fourth year in a row.Also in attendance will be brain cancer advocates David Menasche, author of "The Priority List" and David Brown, runner-up from season 15 of NBC's "The Biggest Loser."

The 2014 sponsors of the "Join The Voices! New York Run/Walk" include: ADP; Novocure; Pepsi-Cola and Tishman Construction, an AECOM company. Participants are encouraged to help raise funds for Voices Against Brain Cancer and promote the organization's mission to find a cure for brain cancer and brain tumors by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.

This year's honorees have been chosen for their continued efforts to help spread brain cancer and brain tumor awareness. The recipients of the Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Awards are NYU Langone Medical Center's father-daughter duo, Doctor Michael Gruber and Doctor Deborah Gruber, who are both largely involved in the development of new advances in brain tumor and brain cancer research. David Brown, who lost his first wife to the disease, will receive the Caregiver Award.

Additional award recipients include:

  • Courage Award: Ronald Cohen, Sorin Moscovici;
  • Compassionate Care Award: Pat Eagan, RN, Overlook Hospital, New Jersey.

The annual "Join The Voices! New York Run/Walk" event pays tribute to Fred Lebow, the founder of the New York City Marathon who passed away from brain cancer in 1994, by giving a grant in his honor.Voices Against Brain Cancer was founded in loving memory of Gary Lichtenstein, who lost his valiant battle with brain cancer on October 1, 2003. Since then, the organization has garnered support from other brain cancer patients, brain cancer survivors, families, caregivers, prestigious doctors and celebrities.

Proceeds from this year's "Join The Voices! New York Run/Walk"event will go towards the advancement of brain cancer research, as a testament of hope for the people in the world who are diagnosed with brain tumors. To make a donation or to participate in the "Join the Voices! New York Run/Walk," please visit:www.jointhevoicesnewyork.org.

Individuals interested in supporting Voices Against Brain Cancer through other athletic events can join Voices in Motion.  This extension of the organization was created to encourage individuals to start or join a team for an upcoming event while raising money to support brain cancer research.
For more information please visit: www.voicesinmotion.org.

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About Voices Against Brain Cancer

Voices Against Brain Cancer's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer and brain tumors by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers affected by this devastating disease.

Voices Against Brain Cancer has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization's research grants fund cutting-edge programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. Currently, these grants are being funded at numerous esteemed institutions including: Baylor University, Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia, Cornell, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia, Cleveland Clinic, Dana Farber, Duke, Feinstein Institute, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Lurie Children's Hospital / Northwestern, MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York University, Ohio State University, Rush University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, UC Davis, UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest, Washington University, Yale and more. VABC continues to hold events across the country, including California, Chicago, Florida, New York, and Washington, DC.

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About New York Road Runners

Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world's premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running.  NYRR's commitment to New York City's five boroughs features races, community events, youth initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to run for life.  NYRR's premier event, the TCS New York City Marathon, features an estimated 47,500 to 50,000 participants, from the world's elite athletes to a wide range of recreational and charity runners, and is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world's six biggest marathons that determines each year's top male and top female marathoner. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.

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