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Walk Raises Almost $200,000 to Heighten Brain Tumor Awareness
Date:5/5/2009

WILMINGTON, Del., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Get Your Head in the Game(R)" Awareness Walk held here on May 2 raised $198,417 for The Kelly Heinz-Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation (KHG), the only organization in the US primarily focused on education and awareness of brain tumors.

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The funds raised on Saturday by 2,800 participants and 11 major sponsors also moves KHG (www.khgfoundation.com) close to the $1 million mark since its inception in 2005 by Chris Grundner, whose 31-year-old wife, Kelly, died after a two-year battle with a malignant brain tumor.

"The generosity of the people in this community plays a huge factor in our success," says Grundner. "Their support for this Walk and for our other fundraisers has enabled us to make something really positive come out of Kelly's suffering. By raising awareness and educating the public and medical professionals about brain tumor facts, symptoms and proper diagnosis techniques, I know we are making a real impact against this terrible disease."

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice-President Joe Biden and a participant in last year's inaugural Walk, attended again this year in honor of Delaware sisters Nicole Testa and Cynthia Herrick who are both currently battling brain tumors.

KHG's other fundraisers include golf events, a local beef and beer night and a national tulip bulb sale dubbed "Tulips Against Tumors."

"Chris' results with KHG are very impressive," says Fred Sears, President and CEO of the Delaware Community Foundation, which man
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SOURCE The Kelly Heinz-Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation
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