Joggn' for the Noggn' set for Saturday | Community Spirit
A Spokane woman's personal crusade to raise awareness about brain tumors has turned into a successful fun walk/run set for this Saturday.
In 2008, Joan Ambriz was diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor.
Soon after she was diagnosed she underwent a 16 hour surgery to remove the mass.
The devastating experience inspired Ambriz to raise awareness about brain tumors- a condition affecting nearly 200,000 people every year in our country.
In 2009, Ambriz started Joggn' for the Noggn' a 3K fun run/walk at Mission park and raised $8,000 dollars.
Last year, the event raised $25,000 for the American Brain Tumor Association.
This year, 500 people have signed up for the race and raised $25,0000 for the cause.
If you'd like to get some exercise for a good cause the run/walk starts Saturday, May 21st at 9 a.m. at Mission Park on the corner of Mission and Perry.
A $25 dollar registration fee gets you into the event and a cool t-shirt.
You can sign up on the day of the event. For more information click here.