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  • SSBTR Walkathon Held 2/22/2014

    Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR), the largest student-run organization in Arizona, held it's 13 annual Walk-a-thon on Feb 22, 2014.

  • "Overcoming a brain tumor has been my greatest triumph and source of strength" - Zack Hubbard

    SSBTR's brain tumor survivor Zack Hubbard tells his story in a "International Brain Tumour Alliance" feature article.

  • Matthew Baratz raises money for brain tumor research.

    In the past year, Baratz has facilitated monthly volunteer meetings, coordinated musical entertainment, and enlisted corporate sponsorships and service providers to support SSBTR’s annual walkathon.

  • UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Students To Hold 8th Charity Gala

    Students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix will hold its 8th annual charity gala on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 for Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research, highlighted by a presentation from world-renowned neurosurgeon Robert Spetzler, MD.

  • Barrow researcher explores innovative cancer treatment

    Dr. Adrienne Scheck just received official notice that her clinical trial has been approved!! A portion of the money raised by SSBTR over the last several years has helped fund a fellow in Dr. Scheck's lab at Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, AZ). We're so proud of Dr. Scheck and her team.

    For Barrow Researcher Adrienne C. Scheck, PhD, diets are far more than a health fad: Dr. Scheck is researching the potential of a therapy known as the Ketogenic Diet to complement traditional treatments for brain cancer such as radiation and chemotherapy.

  • High school 'brainiacs' handpicked to work with Valley research docs .

    PHOENIX -- Some high school students were handpicked by their teachers to work alongside research doctors at Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

  • Custom T-Shirts for students supporting brain tumor research

    These shirts were for the annual SSBTR walk in Scottsdale, az, which stands for Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research.

  • About SSBTR Brain Tumor Research

    Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research was founded in 2002 to raise awareness and raise money for the support of brain tumor research after 3 students from Paradise Valley School District died as a result of a brain tumor. SSBTR has quickly become one of the most efficient charitable organizations in the country, the organization has raised over 1 million dollars and contributes 95% of its earnings to brain tumor research with the other 5% covering the costs of event expenses. They've attracted the attention of some very well-known sponsors such as the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, Harkins Theatres, Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield of Arizona, American Express, and many others.

  • Local High School Students Come Out To Support Brain Tumor Research

    What a great show of selfless philanthropy by members of SSBTR, the largest student run non-profit in Arizona.

  • Valley students to raise money for brain tumor research

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) - Thousands of Valley high school students are getting together Saturday to raise money for a good cause.

  • Local High School Students Come Out to Support Brain Tumor Research

    What a great show of selfless philanthropy by members of SSBTR, the largest student run non-profit in Arizona.

  • Valley Students to Raise Money for Brain Tumor Research

    (VIDEO from KPHO TV Channel 5): Thousands of Valley high school students are getting together Saturday to raise money for a good cause.

  • 2012 - Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR): helping to beat brain tumors by funding innovative research

    The International Brain Tumour Alliance has had a long-standing relationship with a group of dedicated and amazing students and their mentors in Phoenix, Arizona USA).

    Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR) was founded in 2002 after the devastating deaths from brain tumors of three local high school students.

  • Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research Tucson 2012 Walk-a-thon

    Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research was founded in 2002 after founder Steve Glassman learned of the subject from a friend of his from his home state of Massachusetts who had become involved with the Brain Tumor Society.

  • Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR): helping to beat brain tumors by funding innovative research.

    Dr Adrienne Scheck, Principal Investigator in Neuro-Oncology Research and Neurosurgery Research at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix,Arizona is also involved with "Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research" and mentors students attached to this initiative. Adrienne Scheck’s laboratory at Barrow is supported by SSBTR funds.

  • Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research Tucson 2012 Walk-a-thon

    Come Join the University of Arizona and the members of Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research for their annual Walk-a-thon. Saturday March 3rd, 2012 at the University of Arizona campus (mall).

  • The Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research 2012 Gala

    2012 University of Arizona College of Medicine Charity Gala benefiting Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research.

  • Apothecary Shops Co-Sponsors SSBTR Walk-A-Thon

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 8, 2010): Students from across the Valley will walk up to five miles around the Sun Angel Stadium track on Saturday, Feb. 27 to raise money for brain tumor research during the 2010 Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR) Walk-A-Thon.

    The metro Phoenix event, from noon to 3 p.m., is one of two walks also planned in Tucson on Feb. 20 at the University of Arizona mall.


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