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American Brain Tumor Association Statement on the Death of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Date:8/26/2009

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Elizabeth Wilson, Executive Director, American Brain Tumor Association on the death of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy:

"Senator Kennedy's brain tumor diagnosis just over a year ago brought international attention to this dreadful and devastating disease. He will be remembered as a tireless health care advocate who displayed courage and strength in his final battle against an unrelenting illness.

"The American Brain Tumor Association extends its sincere condolences to Mrs. Kennedy and the Kennedy family. In Senator Kennedy's memory, and on behalf of all those living with a brain tumor, we remain committed to pursuing increased funding of brain tumor research and advocating for the best possible brain tumor treatment and patient care."

Founded in Chicago in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to brain tumors. The American Brain Tumor Association is a recognized leader in brain tumor research and patient information, education and support services. Last year, the ABTA funded more than $2.7 million in brain tumor research. Visit www.abta.org or call 1-800-886-2282 for more information.


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