National Brain Tumor Society will hold its inaugural Charlotte Brain Tumor Race on March 22, 2014, at Freedom Park. Participants can choose to run a 5k or 10k race, or take part in the 5k walk.

The Charlotte Brain Tumor Race connects teams of brain-tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers and friends for an inspiring, family-friendly fundraising event. It also offers individuals and teams an opportunity to honor and remember loved ones, as well as connect with others interested in the brain-tumor cause.

The Charlotte Brain Tumor Race will help increase awareness and raise much-needed resources to improve the lives of those affected by brain tumors.

Nearly 700,000 people are living with a brain tumor in the United States, and more than 69,000 others will be diagnosed this year. All funds raised through the Charlotte Brain Tumor Race allow the National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and improve public policy to provide new and better treatments, and fuel the discovery of a cure for brain tumors. National Brain Tumor Society is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the brain-tumor community in the United States.

Join the National Brain Tumor Society and the North Carolina brain-tumor community as we come together in our fight against this devastating disease.

To register, volunteer or become a sponsor of the Charlotte Brain Tumor Race, visit