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Walk for the Mind

The 13th Annual 2015 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015 along the Peoria riverfront.

The 2014 Walk donated $50,000 for a second straight year. Press Release – 2014.  All funds donated support brain tumor research at the University of IL, College of Medicine at Peoria  toward understanding the mechanisms that make brain tumors grow and invade.  “This is research we hope will lead to breakthroughs in the laboratory and then someday translate to brain cancer treatment at the Illinois Neurological Institute here in Peoria,” said Dr. Andrew Tsung, a surgeon scientist for UICOMP and Director of the Brain Tumor Center.

2014 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind

Nearly 700 people, including about 50 brain tumor survivors, participated in the 2014 event that was held along the Peoria Riverfront.  “I know Mark would have been so pleased to see how successful the Walk has become. He had a mission and it was his vision that makes this a success,” said Peggy Flannigan, chair of this year’s Walk for the Mind.

2014 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind

The first Walk for the Mind in 2003 attracted over 150 walkers and raised more than $12,000 for research programs. While Mark Linder died in 2005 at age 31 from brain cancer, the Walk for the Mind continues and to date has raised nearly $430,000 for research.

The photos for the 2014 Walk have been added to the Gallery. Check it out and share with your friends!


The 2015 Walk for the Mind is looking for new sponsors.  For more information, check out the page Sponsor the Walk.  Please contact us if you or anyone you know may be interested in sponsoring the 13th annual Walk. Mark Linder Walk for the Mind is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises funds for research here in central IL.

Registration for the 2015 Walk will be available late July.

2014 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind