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Become part of a community that is dedicated to sharing knowledge, raising awareness, and supporting research. You can get involved by becoming a volunteer, participating in a fundraising event or creating your own fundraiser!

Our nationwide volunteer network is a large and growing movement of passionate individuals working together to make an impact in the brain tumor community. See Volunteer Opportunities.

Register for an ABTA 5K Run and Walk, join our endurance running program, or create your own fundraising event!

Let others know they’re not alone on their brain tumor journey. Share your story.

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Mindee Plugues


Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten


Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.