Thank You to everyone who supported
BrainUp's 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk!
Thank you for joining us on October 6th for the
 4th Annual BrainUp 5K! With your help, we exceeded our goal of having more than 1,000 participants and raised more than $255,000 for brain cancer research! We are so grateful for your support!
Donations can still be made to the Run/Walk page!
If you would like to get more involved or help plan the 2020 5K, please reach out to Reese Toshach at
646-278-6739 or
To find out more about BrainUp

For questions please reach out to Reese Toshach at
at 646-278-6739 or
Host: Jackie Bange, WGN- Anchor
Huge thank you to all our Honorees who really made this event special!

Olivia Kresach Medal of Excellence Award

Clement Pillainayagam, MD
RUSH Medical Center

Bakhtiar Yamini, MD
University of Chicago

Helping Hands Award

Karyn Schmidt, APN and Laura Zuckerman, APN
NorthWestern Medicine Lou and Jean Malnati BrainTumor Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of NorthWestern University at Northwestern Hospital

Bravery Award
Shannon Diaz
Kendall Eich
Anne Marie Kappa
Raymond Nihlean
Aaron Lazar, MD
Dustin Odya
Theresa Raso

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Thank You to Our In-Kind Sponsors
Our Mission
BrainUp is an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to brain cancer – a disease that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. In this journey, we reassure patients and family members that they are not alone, and activate community involvement and engagement through fundraising events. From helping understand how to navigate treatment options to finding new treatments, BrainUp works tirelessly with patients, families, physicians, and research professionals to one day find a cure.

BrainUp is a not-for-profit public charity recognized by the IRS under 501(c)(3). BrainUp EIN # is 47-5516802