May is the official month of brain tumor awareness and the MUSC Brain and Spine Tumor Program officially kicked off their month long series of events with a health fair today. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, Mount Pleasant Mayor Billy Swails and MUSC President Dr. Ray Greenberg officially launched the events today at 11am with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the MUSC horseshoe. Following the ribbon cutting, participants were encouraged to visit with vendors set up in the horseshow, test their aim in a pie throwing contest or just sit back and enjoy the music provided live by local band, The 3 Dudes.
Additional events planned for May 2012 include:
- Display Table
- Brain Tumor Action Fair
- Brain Tumor Vigil Service
- Lecture “Why Seizures Occur In Brain Tumor Patients”
- Lecture “Nutrition & Healthy Living for Brain Tumor Patients”
- Lecture “Current Trends in the Management of Glioblastoma Multiforme”
- Benefit Concert and Silent Auction
- Fast Rounds: Answers to Questions We Forget to Ask When Diagnosed With a Brain Tumor
- Brain Tumor Awareness Night with the Charleston RiverDogs
Also, check out Mac’n at the ‘Drome: A Concert Film Experience, Sunday April 29th. This documentary viewing premiere is based on the benefit concert held for Charleston based singer, songwriter, bandleader Mac Leaphart. All of the proceeds from DVD sales will benefit MUSC Brain Tumor Research.
Learn more on the Department of Neuroscience BTAM website.