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We need your help!  The Walk for the Mind committee is looking for some volunteers to assist us at local Farmers Markets. Click here for dates, times and places. Members of our committee will be there with you.  All that is required is for you to assist us as people come to the booth to tell them about the Walk for the Mind. 

The 20th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind will be Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Send your favorite memories of the past 20 Walks to mail@marklinderwalkforthemind.org


On Saturday, September 25th, 2021, the 19th Mark Linder Walk for the Mind was held. After the 2021 Walk for the Mind it was announced that the Mark Linder Walk for the Mind surpassed One Million dollars in funds raised for brain tumor research. With the help of your generosity, the Walk for the Mind donated $85,000 to local brain tumor research. 

This 20th year sponsorships are looking different. We have a lot of generous donors that contribute to the Walk for the Mind in different ways. In order to properly acknowledge their commitment, we have changed the terminology from sponsorship to donor recognition. This change also allows recognized donors to take advantage of any employer offered grant matching programs. For further information on donors and donations, please read more here.

As always, donations of any size are welcome. “Mark Linder Walk for the Mind” is a 501(c)(3) organization. 

Rex Linder and Mark LinderThe 1st Annual Walk for the Mind was held in 2003. Mark’s creation of the Walk came from his experience of feeling alone when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His mission was to create brain tumor awareness in the local community. Mark also wanted to raise funds for brain tumor research.

Sadly, Linder lost his battle in 2005 at the age of 31 but not before he got to see his vision making a difference. The Mark Linder Walk for the Mind now attracts over 1000 participants from all over Illinois. A check for $85,000 was presented again in 2021 to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for their Brain Tumor Research Program.

Twenty years later the Mark Linder Walk for the Mind continues to be instrumental in bringing individuals together to create a network of support for one another. Many of our survivors continue to SHARE experiences in dealing with their own brain tumors.

2021 Walk