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2011 was a very exciting year for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure in many ways, including our event and fundraising efforts.

At the end of 2010, we had our Race for Hope – DC and Florida Brain Cancer 5K events, but we knew that there was so much more we could be doing to help support the community and your desire to get involved in the fight against brain cancer.

We not only grew our existing events but also expanded our efforts to include some wonderful programs and partnerships:

Oldies but goodies…

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Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and Justin Friedlander are teaming up for the next inspirational journey in Justin's Quest to end brain cancer.

About Justin
NBA legend Michael Jordan once said, “Always turn a negative situation into a positive one.” Fourteen year-old athlete and sports fan Justin Friedlander is doing just that.

Justin is a normal 14 year-old boy. And as a healthy youngster, his dreams were not unlike those of others his age. Even now, Justin wrestles with his three brothers and plays with his dog. Break dancing and sports are his passion. While he may be the smallest player on the field, his competitive spirit and drive allow him to excel.

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The international collaboration between Regulus Therapeutics and Samsung Medical Center aims to develop novel therapies for brain cancer.

The following is a press release from Regulus Therapeutics announcing the microRNA therapeutic effort in brain cancer.   

Regulus Therapeutics Initiates an Orphan and Rare Disease microRNA Therapeutic Effort in Brain Cancer

-Regulus, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) and Samsung Medical Center to Advance microRNA Therapeutics for Glioblastoma -

The staff and board of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure are deeply saddened by the passing of Bob Gibbs on December 10, 2011, more than 6 years after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Our sympathies go out to Bob's wife, Barb, and all the members of his family during this very difficult time. 

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2012 Race for Hope DC 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Join us in our nation's capital for the 15th Annual Race for Hope - DC 5K Run/Walk, one of the largest national fundraisers to benefit the brain tumor community!  The Race for Hope - DC, presented by Cassidy Turley, has raised more than $15 million in its history, including nearly $2.5 million in 2011, and is growing each year.  Proceeds benefit brain tumor research, advocacy and patient information.

To learn more, go to:  www.curebraintumors.org

About the Run/Walk

This year's Race for Hope - DC promises to be a positively inspirational event! Check out the categories below for more information on a variety of informational and helpful topics.

Race Day Essentials - Looking for schedules, fees, maps, hotels, instructions and other participation details? Race Day Essentials has all that you need.

Team Information - Here you will find answers to your questions around forming a team and becoming a team captain, as well as web page instructions, fundraising tips, additional support and contact information.

Frequently Asked Questions - Find a comprehensive and helpful list of answers to commonly asked questions about the Race for Hope - DC and use of the website.

Race History – From humble beginnings to 10,000 strong, learn how the Race has changed over the years.

Media Center - This section contains downloadable information for media professionals.

Can't find what you're looking for? Please email RaceDC@curebraintumors.org for help.

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Max Wallace, CEO of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, spoke to university and biotech industry groups about speeding the drug discovery and development process.

Max Wallace, CEO of Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), spent most of his career starting and building successful biotechnology companies.  His expertise in drug discovery, innovation and development make him a sought-after speaker at biomedical industry conferences across the country. 

ABC2 Science Salon: Brain Cancer Research at Scripps Florida

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Derek Duckett, a top cancer researcher at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute, will present a talk entitled, "Brain Cancer: Novel Therapies Fighting Back" on Tuesday, November 8th at The Club at Admiral's Cove in Jupiter, Florida.  Dr. Duckett is the associate scientific director of the Translational Research Institute at Scripps.  The event is hosted by The Rendina Family Foundation and co-sponsored by Genentech and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. 

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$1 Million Research Grant Aims To Improve Treatments For Patients

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Participant Spotlight: James Nellis and Team Cure Are On A Mission To Beat Brain Cancer

Each of the 40 Race Towards A Cure – Marine Corps Marathon(MCM) runners have worked hard over the last few months to raise funds and awareness to find a cure for brain cancer, all while training to run a marathon or a 10K.  One such runner is James Nellis, the captain of Team Cure.

James Nellis is the type of person who we love to have on our team at Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure! He shares our sense of urgency, passion and determination about a finding a cure for brain cancer. 

Marine Corps Marathon Kick-Off Cook-Out

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Join us for a cook out to kick-off the Marine Corps Marathon weekend and wish our Race Towards A Cure runners luck!

To keep everyone dry on Saturday, we've changed our party location to a festive indoor venue at the Walter Reed Community Center in Arlington, VA.  Parking is available in the lot or on street parking nearby.

Friends and family are welcome to join you.  Please RSVP for your guests by contacting Reavey Burke at 202-419-3144 or reavey.burke@abc2.org

Come and show your support for our dedicated team of runners!

To learn more about our Race Towards A Cure program or to support our runners with a donation, go to www.abc2.org/mcm.

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