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Organizers of the annual brain tumor nature walk are hoping for a more intimate event this year and are inviting anyone impacted by brain tumors to join them this Saturday at Weldon Springs State Park in DeWitt County.


Thursday morning on the WHOW Morning Show, Lauren Johnson indicated to Regional Radio News, they have had a lot of activities for kids in the past, and doesn't diminish those offerings but wanted to have a chance to get to know folks impacted by brain tumors and have a relaxed day of fellowship.



For the first time, the event has the support of local sponsors. Co-organizer of the event, Norm Emery called on businesses in the area to support their cause and he praises several local businesses for stepping up expeditiously.



Biscuits and gravy breakfast will open the day at 8 am at Snappers on the downtown square in Clinton. There will be a 50/50 drawing. 


The walk at Weldon springs will originate at the Chautauqua picnic area at 11 am with registration starting at 10 am. Johnson points out 83% of the funds raised for the National Brain Tumor Society goes towards research. They hope to raise $5000.


After the walk, the potluck lunch will commence and there will be a bounce house for kids. 


You can get details by finding the Fourth Annual Brain Tumor Nature Walk event on Facebook or contact Thompson at thompson.lauren84@gmail.com or Emery via text to 703-674-6828 or email norm.emery@gmail.com. 

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