The Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.   This institute advances promising research study, recruits talented physician-scientists, develops new educational programs, and purchases key pieces of technology. Mike’s current advanced treatment plan is a direct result of the work that institutes like this fund. Continuing to advance treatments and ultimately finding cures for this terrible disease is largely dependent on the financial help that we can provide.
Business Sponsorships
We have many levels of support for you to consider and we will recognize your business as a result of that support. For detailed information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Beth Ites at or read more here
Monetary donations may be made:
  • By writing a check or money order, made payable to "Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute". 

    The mailing address is: 

    Fox Mill 5K
    c/o Beth Ites
    40W424 Carl Sandburg Road
    St. Charles, IL 60175
  • Online:
We appreciate each and every donation, no matter the amount.
All personal donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged by family name with a fun sign along the Color Run / Walk route!