TAKING STEPS TO FIGHT CANCER
In March of 2017, Rancho Sahuarita held its Inaugural “Rancho Sahuarita Cancer Walk” 5K Run/Walk & Fundraiser to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society. Roughly 800 people participated in the walk, and thanks to the generosity of donors and participants, over $360,000 was raised to benefit the Sharpe/NBTS Brain Cancer Research Awards.
100% of the proceeds from the walk were distributed amongst 10 of the leading cancer and immunotherapy research institutions in the nation, including: UCSD, UCSF, UCLA, Duke, John Wayne Cancer Institute, MD Anderson, Penn, Dana Farber, Memorial Sloane Kettering, and Mayo Rochester (plus the NBTS’ Glioblastoma Research Fund).
To build upon 2017’s success, in 2018, these same 10 investigative teams submitted their best ideas to find a cure for brain cancer.
In an effort to continue doing our part to help move the needle towards a cure, a new kind of challenge will be the focus of 2019. The same 10 leading brain cancer centers will submit projects which “Scientifically target innovative therapies for Glioblastoma to significantly and measurably improve GBM survival rates and accelerate the development of new ground-breaking molecular approaches to more effectively treat Glioblastoma.”
Join us and help give to a cause that touches so many. Let’s make a difference in the fight against brain tumors.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY
The National Brain Tumor Society is strategically positioned to leverage our collective resources and knowledge to deliver the greatest impact to the brain tumor community. Through catalytic funding models, robust research collaborations, and a focused public policy agenda, the Society is driving systemic change to improve the pace of drug discovery and development.
ABOUT RANCHO SAHUARITA
Rancho Sahuarita began as 3,000 acres of dormant farmland in Sahuarita, Arizona, a rural community south of Tucson.
Bob Sharpe, Founder of Rancho Sahuarita, acquired the land in the 1980s with a dream of creating a place that thousands of families would one day call home. Over the following decade, Sharpe worked with the residents of Sahuarita to develop plans for what would become Rancho Sahuarita, the most highly amenitized master-planned community in Southern Arizona.