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MARCH 22, 2007
  “For Pete’s Sake”
  A Family’s Quest to Raise Awareness About Brain Tumors and Promote Future Research at Penn

(PHILADELPHIA) – In 2002, Thomas and Carol Hallinan, of Northeast Philadelphia, lost their son, Peter, 31, to Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma – a type of brain tumor that affects 190,000 people in the U.S. each year, and is the second most common cause of cancer death in young people ages 15-34.  To honor their son’s memory, The Hallinans have partnered with the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Penn’s Department of Neurosurgery to build support for the advancement of clinical research for patients who suffer from brain tumors.  “For Pete’s Sake” – an evening of dinner, dancing, and a silent auction – is a sold-out event with an expected attendance of 250 people.  Proceeds will support brain tumor research at Penn.


Knowlton Mansion [directions]
8001 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111


March 23, 2007
6 p.m.


M. Sean Grady, MD, Charles Harrison Frazier Professor & Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will speak about current brain tumor research.


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