Looking Back on 2019 and Looking Ahead to 2020
Clinical Trials

In March, we received requests for funding clinical trial research projects from five different Chicago based hospitals. Deciding which hospital to fund is a difficult decision that we do not take lightly. After our Medical Advisory Board of Physicians and Board of Directors examined the applications, we granted Northwestern Medical Lou and Jean Malnati BrainTumor Institute and the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine $170,000 for their clinical trial!
These grants are only possible through generous donations like yours. We are so thankful for all the participation we have received; we could not do this without you!

Click here to read what the Northwestern University has to say.
In June 2020, we will be granting another $200,000 to fund clinical trials or research to one of our applicants!
BrainUp Board

We would like to welcome our two newest members to our Board of Directors, Margaret Benvenuto and Tony Raso ! We would like to also welcome two new physicians to our Medical Review Board, Dr. Timothy Cloughesy of UCLA-Neuro-Oncologist and
Dr. Patrick Wen of Dana Farber Institute-Neuro-Oncologist!

Trivia Night

Hosted by the Yong Professional Board Members, BrainUp held a Trivia Night in March that had 200 attendees and raised over $10,000 !

´╗┐4th Annual Run/Walk

Our big annual 5K took place on October 6th, 2019 at Maggie Daley Park. We exceeded the number of attendees that we had expected with over 1100 runners/walkers ; we had 52 teams and raised over $270,000 !! We are ecstatic!
Looking Ahead!

Save the date for our 5th Annual Run/Walk on Sunday, October 4th, 2020 at Maggie Daley Park! More info to follow in the upcoming months
Spring 2020, the Young Professional Board Members will be hosting another event. More info coming soon.

Want to learn more about the BrainUp Young Professionals Board?
´╗┐Contact Paul at paul@paulreschke.com
Join us on Friday, November 20th, 2020 for a Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser!
The night will include a silent auction, dinner and drinks.
Hosted by the family of the late
Ashlyn Kiwala.

Questions or auction donations?
Contact John at JohnKiwala@gmail.com
New Year, New Decade, New Website!


Ever wonder what the 3 U's in our logo mean? U the Patient, U the Family, and U the Medical; they all overlap in the logo to symbolize that they all need each other. Read more about it on our website! You can also read about the questions you may have about brain cancer, information about where our funding goes, photo galleries of our events, and our Memorial Sunflower Wall that allows us to see and remember those we have lost to brain cancer.
We want to send a special thank you to all those who volunteer for BrainUp! No one at BrainUp is paid, so everything that gets done is all volunteer work, making sure that the maximum amount of your donation can go back to research or clinical trials!
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