The 15th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind will be Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Peoria RiverPlex.
Mark Linder Walk for the Mind presented a check for $50,000 to support the Brain Tumor Research program at the University of IL College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Kiran Velpula and Dr. Andrew Tsung and their research team (Ian Purvis and Collin Labak) are making amazing discoveries.
Thank you for your support and making the 14th Mark Linder Walk for the Mind a tremendous success! We are looking forward to the 15th Walk for the Mind on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Mark Linder Walk for the Mind is a one mile walk in central IL. Our mission is to raise awareness of brain tumors and, also, their impact on patients, family, and caregivers. Also, the Walk is a way to unite those individuals and their families and to raise funds to support brain tumor research in hopes to find a cure.
Click here to see more photos of the 2016 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind.
Congratulations to Team Nate! Team Nate gathered over $1200 in donations to go to brain tumor research in 2016. Each member of the team received “Go Gray Every Day” t-shirts. Thank you Team Nate!
Mark Linder Walk for the Mind is named for Mark Linder, a Peoria native. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor while in his twenties. His goal was to create a place where brain tumor survivors and those still fighting could support one another. Therefore, in 2003, Mark founded the Walk to help raise money for brain tumor research in hopes of finding a cure. While Mark died in 2005, at age 31, the Walk has raised more than $550,000.
From 150 participants in 2003, to over 750 people in 2016, the Walk continues to grow. All net proceeds from the Walk is donated to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. We are beginning to see results from their brain tumor research program. “I know Mark would be pleased to see how successful the Walk is. Most of all, Mark 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.
Together we can make a difference and provide hope for those affected by brain tumors.
Check out stories of brain tumor survivors here.
Mark Linder Walk for the Mind is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.