Shazam Racing

Another small business we love is Shazam Racing / Brad Henz! They have been a long time sponsor of the Walk. Recently, Brad has helped us go online with the registrations and donations. Shazam Racing makes your event day go so smooth. So if you are thinking about doing a race or just being involved … Read more

Mark Linder in Honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Brain Tumor Awareness MonthFor the 1st day of May, we are honoring Mark Linder. Born and raised in Peoria. Returned after attending SIU and completing is masters degree studies in Industrial-occupational psychology at Western Kentucky University Diagnosed in 1998Age 24 at diagnosisInitial diagnosis an oligodendroglioma. Years later, his tumor returned and was classified as an … Read more

Generous Donation from George Kruzick

George Kruzick told his story to his company Richards Building Supply and won a donation for our walk!  A check for $1,000 was send to the Mark Linder Walk for the Mind!  George’s wife, Diane, has been battling brain cancer since 2010.  George’s letter explains the issues families have to deal with and the toll … Read more

1st Annual Glioblastoma Awareness Day!

Please consider joining us on Wednesday, July 17 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the OSF Healthcare Illinois Neurological Institute to honor the recently passed US Senate resolution designating the first Glioblastoma Awareness Day.     The resolution aims to honor those who are living or have lived with glioblastoma as well as the caregivers that have supported and loved them. … Read more

Brain Tumor Awareness Walk Celebrates 17 Years

PEORIA, IL (June 1, 2019) – The 17th annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind will take place on Saturday, September 28 at the Peoria RiverPlex.  Registration, raffle & kids face painting will run from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Introductions and the Walk ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by survivors leading the … Read more

After Mother’s Death, Illinois Woman Champions Brain Cancer Awareness

August 20, 2018 Points of Light Number: 6330 Marquette Heights, IL     Amanda Smith was told on April Fools’ Day that her mother was sick, but it wasn’t a joke. She remembers the call to this day, learning that her mom was forgetting where things were. At first, the family thought her mother had … Read more