Hundreds show up for 20th annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind

Published: Sep. 24, 2022 at 4:31 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - The RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center was full of people ready to walk for the 20th annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind Saturday morning.

The fundraiser was not only celebrating 20 years, but they celebrated making a million dollars in the course of those years. The walk remembered those who lost their battle with brain cancer and supported those who were survivors. Doctors, survivors, and supporters all came up to speak to the crowd. Linder lost his battle in 2005, but his vision remained alive, offering support to families battling brain cancer and aiding in funding for research.

“When Mark started this walk, he didn’t want it to be about himself. He wanted it to be about every survivor and everyone supporting the survivors, and so the walk has grown and you can see all the people gathered today and taking ownership of this organization,” Linder’s sister Stacie Hansen said.

To continue spreading the word about brain cancer, the foundation created the pie in your face challenge. If you’d like, you can record yourself taking a pie in the face to spread the word about brain cancer.