About Us

In September 2010, my wife and I were blessed with the birth of our baby girl. We were very happy to finally have a little girl after having three boys to start off with. Unfortunately one month after the birth of our daughter, I was diagnosed with a 2 inch brain tumor and had to have brain surgery to remove it at Shands Hospital located in Gainesville, Florida. Soon after the surgery, I was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumor called Oligodendroglioma, which changed my life.

I started cancer treatment for the grade 3 malignant tumor with six weeks of radiation and combined it with taking chemo every day. Up until March 2015, I had continued to take chemo five days every month, have MRIs to check for updates, lab work every month and I will continue this plan unless conditions change or if I start having issues with the chemo.

To cope with the changes in life, I've turned focus on getting healthier and have found running to be great physical and mental medication, which has caused me to feel more healthier now than I ever have.  I hope to share with others that just because you get a life threatening illness, it does not mean you should let it control your life. In fact, it has been a blessing and is driving me to make and reach my goals in life.

I want to help other brain tumor patients and hope that others will join us in the Brain Tumor Run for Research 5k to help us raise critically needed funding for brain tumor research and awareness.


Here are a few facts and statistics about brain tumors:


- An estimated 688,000+ people are living with primary tumors of the brain and central nervous system (CNS) in the United States.


- There are over 130 different types of brain tumors which makes treatment difficult.


- Brain tumors are most commonly treated by surgery, followed by radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or both. Little progress has been made in finding new treatments the past two decades.


- Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in people under the age of 20, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males aged 20-30, and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in females aged 20-39.


Please join us at the Brain Tumor Run for Research 5k and help us make a difference by raising critically needed funding for brain tumor research and awareness!

Greg Schnoor
Brain Tumor Run for Research
Pensacola, Florida


Here's a video of an interview by ABC News Channel 3 in Pensacola about the brain tumors and the Brain Tumor Run for Research:

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Looking For Sponsors

Contact Greg at 850-450-0857 or info@braintumorrun.com for more information on becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Brain Tumor Run for Research 5k.

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Brain Tumor Stories

Below are some of the stories from those that have been affected by brain tumors.

Michael's Story
Valerie's Story
Briana's Story
Jean's Story

© Brain Tumor Run for Research 5k
Brain Tumor Run for Research 5k
May 6th, 2017 in Downtown Pensacola, Florida

Contact info@braintumorrun.com or
Greg at 850-450-0857 for more information!