Join SSBTR at the Phoenix Suns

Date(s) - 23 Dec 2012
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research Night Out at the Phoenix Suns

On December 23rd the Suns and the Clippers take to the court, but the real winner that nght will be a group of amazing young people and their friends who come together each year to raise money for brain tumor research.         

SSBTR are students in leadership positions who  learn about brain tumors and gain real world experience in running a non-profit business while raising funds for brain tumor research.  Beneficiaries of the money they raise are Barrow Neurological Institute, National Brain Tumor Society, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Steele Childrens Research Center in Tucson, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

2012 marks SSBTR’s 10th year and they have raised over $1.75 MILLION dollars during their forst decade.

We can help them  can make a difference and have a great holiday evening out at the same time as we all go out to cheer on the Phoenix Suns on December 23rd.

SSBTR Night on Sunday, 12/23/12

Suns vs Clippers – 6:00pm Tipoff


Regular price is $75.50 with feesSSBTR discounted   price is only $50.00 for these excellent 2nd level sideline seats just 1 section over from center court.

Package Includes:
* Group seating in section 202 & 204
* FREE Suns gift with each ticket purchased
* Special SSBTR Group welcome on the video board
* Early entry to watch players warm up from courtside seats

Purchase   on-line

This group ticket offer ends on November 29th.  Order your tickets today!


Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR) was founded in 2002, shortly after three students, from the Paradise Valley School District, were diagnosed with and ultimately succumbed to brain tumors. When research pointed out that this particular disease was becoming the number one cancer killer of teenagers, a decision was made to do something about it.

The organization was the originally founded by Steve Glassman, then the Student Council Advisor at Pinnacle High School. Working with a small group of student volunteers, Mr. Glassman organized the first Walk-a-thon in 2002. Four schools participated, 250 walkers were involved and $7,500 was raised for research.

Each year interest has grown enormously as more and more schools and  students want to become involved. On the day of our most recent Phoenix/Scottsdale walk-a-thon held at Saguaro High School in February  2012, there were over 3,000 students in attendance and when everyone had finished circling the track, over $215,000 had been raised, bringing the total donations received since 2002 to over $1.75 million. The money was then distributed to the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the National Brain Tumor Society, TGen and Steele Children´s Research Center in Tucson. An amazing 93% of every dollar raised goes directly to these institutions to fund brain tumor research.

This organization and this event is totally run by students. The dedication the students exhibit and the time they put in is rewarded each year as brain tumor survivors come to the Walk-a-thon to share their stories. The images of people wearing tee shirts that begin with the words “I survived” is all the reward these students need.

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