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"Road to Early Detection" Campaign Heads to Washington, D.C.
Date:9/9/2017

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Mobile MRI Unit coming to Washington DC
Mobile MRI Unit coming to Washington DC

When: Tuesday, September 12th – Monday, September 18th.The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) begins a week-long visit to Washington, D.C. offering free MRI brain scans to the public.Where: 

BTF's Mobile MRI Unit – a 70 Ft. Tractor-Trailer – will be parked at 501 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.What:BTF brings its nationwide initiative, the Road to Early Detection Sponsor-A-City Campaign to Washington D.C. BTF's groundbreaking project was launched to provide early detection of brain tumors.The city visit is sponsored in memory of Joseph E. Robert, Jr. by "Friends of Joe." This year would have been Joe's 65th birthday. As a renowned philanthropist, activist and committed supporter of education and medical care for children, the Unit's visit to D.C. brings to home Joe's message of Early Detection for everyone.Months before he died of a Glioblastoma, he said to Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children's National, "someday, when I'm not here, I bet you'll be able to catch half of these things before the child is even born." *Brain scan data gathered through BTF's initiative will be analyzed by experts at Columbia University Medical Center and the Mailman School of Public Health in NYC. The research component of this campaign may shed new light on the causes and sources of brain cancer and help make treatment more effective when caught early.Why:Today, more than 700,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a brain or nervous system tumor.  And over a million people are living with brain tumors that have yet to be detected. As much as 40% of all other cancers later develop a brain metastases.Treating brain tumors while they are still small may significantly increase the chance of a cure and offer more treatment options. Early Detection is the best insurance, today, that treatment will be effective and that more lives can be saved.

Scans are available by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 844-BTF-SCAN (844-283-7226) or http://btfscandc.org For sponsorship opportunities, please call 212-265-2401

  • From "healing children" by Kurt Newman, M.D.
  • The Brain Tumor Foundation is a not for profit organization established in 1998 that guides and supports patients and their families during the turbulent times when their lives are touched by a brain tumor while highlighting the importance of early detection. BTF offers support groups, medical referrals, and informational events. For additional information please visit:

    www.braintumorfoundation.org Contact:Gerry Napoli

    Ethan Schnur(o) 212-489-0600 x 221

    (o) 212-489-0600 x 211(c) 917-494-8068

     (c) 347-268-0099Gerry@braintumorfoundation.org 

    ethan@braintumorfoundation.org

     

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