Path of Hope



An inspiring 5K walk, run, and family-fun event, Path of Hope raises funds and awareness to support the brain tumor community, celebrates survivorship, and honors those whom we remember.  The event draws hundreds of participants and supporters year-after-year for a wonderful day of community, support, and hope.  Thank you for joining us on the Path of Hope!



Event Details

Where: Elizabeth Park, 1561 Asylum Ave, 
West Hartford, CT 06117

When: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. - Registration/Check-In 
  • 9:00 A.M. - Path of Hope 5K Begins
  • 9:15 A.M. - Gray Matters Mile Begins
  • 10:00 A.M. - Closing ceremonies, refreshments, and entertainment


Any questions can be directed to Scott Hickling (

The CTBTA is honored to recognize our 7th Annual Path of Hope Honorees:

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • James J. Vredenburgh, MD

Pediatric Oncology Excellence Award:

  • Eileen Gillan, MD

Community Impact Award:

  • Michael Hurley

Compassionate Care Award:

  • Donna M. Avanecean, APRN
  • Anne Long, BSN, RN

Courage Award:

  • Gail Boisvert
  • Vicky Diaz
  • Francisco Feijoo
  • Susan Geissler
  • Maureen Smith


Special thanks to our Sponsors who make it possible to walk the Path of Hope.

Presenting Hero Sponsor

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Champion Sponsors


Trailblazer Sponsors

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Hope Sponsors


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Journey Sponsors


Friends of the Path of Hope


Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Contact us today.