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Lincoln Park walk set for Saturday to raise money for brain tumor research

A walk to raise money to end brain tumors is set for Saturday in Lincoln Park in Grand Forks.

Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. The fee for the walk is $25 per person and is tax deductible. The Grand Forks walk is part of a national effort to raise money for brain cancer research.

The goal of walk promoters is to have a walk in every state in the United States during May, which is brain tumor awareness month, said Karla Miller, one of the organizers of the Grand Forks walk. All of the money raised during the walk is used for brain cancer research, Miller said.

Miller credits the life of her husband, Mike, who has giloblastoma multiforme, the most common of type brain cancer, to the research that's been done on chemotherapy to combat cancer. Mike, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in June 2009, had a relapse in February 2011.

"I know that he's alive today because of the second chemotherapy he's on. That put him into remission," Miller said.

Last year, about 100 people participated in the Grand Forks walk and raised nearly $4,000, she said.

"We're really hoping for more this year," she said.

Reach her at (701) 787-6753; (800) 477-6572, ext. 753; or send e-mail to abailey@gfherald.com.

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