Kay Herrin of Mint Hill is joining with people from around the country to raise a united voice in the fight against brain tumors. Herrin is taking part in the inaugural New York Brain Tumor Walk, one of the nine walks that take place throughout the year to raise brain tumor awareness and essential funds for research and patient services through the National Brain Tumor Society. The 5K walk in New York will take place on Saturday, June 18 on Governors Island. Registration begins at 7 am and programs and activities run from 8:30 am to noon.

Herrin will join families, friends, and co-workers at the inspirational, all-ages fundraising walk and community day to support the brain tumor cause. The event will include a scenic walk, fun family activities, food, prizes and more. Proceeds support transformative research to accelerate the discovery of new therapies for adult and pediatric brain tumors as well as support services for brain tumor patients and their families.

“We are thrilled that the brain tumor community will be coming together to support the fight against brain tumors at the New York Walk,” said N. Paul TonThat, Executive Director of National Brain Tumor Society. “The funds raised from the Walk will enable us to fund innovative research and support for those already coping with a brain tumor diagnosis.

National Brain Tumor Society is a nonprofit organization inspiring hope and providing leadership within the brain tumor community. It exists to find a cure and to improve the quality of life for those affected by brain tumors. This is done through funding strategic research, delivering support services, and promoting collaboration. In the last three years, NBTS funded more than $10 million in brain tumor research throughout North America.

Each year, more than 210,000 adults and children in the United Statesare diagnosed with a brain tumor. Brain tumors are the leading cause of solid tumor cancer death in children, under age 20, and the second leading cause of cancer death in young adults age 20 to 39.

To take part in the New York Brain Tumor Walk, register at www.BrainTumorWalk.org/NewYork. For more information emailNYWalk@braintumor.org or call toll free, 866-455-3214. Learn more about the National Brain Tumor Society at www.braintumor.org.