While the March 2022 Rancho Sahuarita Cancer Walk is cancelled, the funds raised and awareness shared still have profound and lasting impact.
With the current ongoing COVID-19 situation and rising case numbers, the teams of Rancho Sahuarita and the National Brain Tumor Society have announced that the 3rd Rancho Sahuarita Cancer Walk scheduled for March 12th is cancelled. The master planned community had planned to host this 3rd event, designed to raise awareness and funds in the fight against brain cancer. All fundraising efforts for the walk have and will benefit the Sharpe/NBTS Brain Cancer Research Awards through the National Brain Tumor Society, which are designed to fund groundbreaking cancer research at top institutions throughout the country.
In 2016, the National Brain Tumor Society formed a partnership with Bob and Deborah Sharpe to work with top brain tumor researchers in order to more rapidly advance research and develop new therapies for individuals with glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive brain cancer. Since then, over $1.3 million has been raised (since the inception of the inaugural walk in 2017). Through the fundraising for the 2022 walk and the continued generosity of donors, nearly $300,000 has been raised through the 2022 walk initiative alone.
According to the National Brain Tumor Society, an estimated 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor today. Tragically, pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death among children and adolescents ages 19 and younger. Currently, there is no cure for this devasting disease.
While the walk in March is cancelled, cancer does not stop. Therefore, the team at Rancho Sahuarita remains dedicated to continuing to spread the word and raise awareness of this crucial cause. Those interested in donating will still be able to do so by visiting www.ranchosahuaritacancerwalk.com. Any and all contributions make a big difference, and are greatly appreciated. More information about the important mission of the National Brain Tumor Society is also available at braintumor.org.