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October 23, 2009 10:24 ET

Brookwood VP Named Race for Hope "Team Captain of the Week"

LOWER GWYNEDD, PA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2009) - Brookwood is a proud supporter of The Race for Hope Philadelphia. Jacquie Beck, Senior VP of eLearning at Brookwood, has been named "Team Captain of the Week" for this important event which takes place November 1, 2009. Now in its fourth year, the Race has grown to more than 5,000 people, a 333% increase from year one, and a 275% increase in fundraising since 2006 has allowed the Race to contribute over $1,000,000 to fund innovative research for brain tumor treatments and support services for brain tumor patients and their families.

Jacquie formed Team Andress in support of her close friend, Debbie Andress, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on August 29, 2008. Through Debbie's connections at Penn State, Team Andress grew to more than 500 participants in 2008. "I had great support from the Penn State Lacrosse and Penn State Field Hockey teams along with Debbie's long-time friends who played with her at Penn State," said Ms. Beck. "Their enthusiasm around this event is one of the reasons that our numbers are so great! This is a remarkable example of our community rising to support a person who has spent her life giving so much." To commemorate Debbie's contribution to lacrosse, Team Andress will run the race with lacrosse sticks in honor of the sport that she has taken to a new level in the state of Pennsylvania. Last year, Team Andress was the largest team in the country with almost 700 runners, walkers and donors; they were also the largest fundraising team for all Brain Tumor 5K Runs throughout the country.

Brookwood would like to encourage everyone who participated in 2008 to recruit at least one new member this year, with the hopes of doubling the size of the team. Keep an eye out for the sea of blue and white shirts when Team Andress gathers at the 2009 Race for Hope Philadelphia!

About Brookwood

Brookwood Media Arts, founded in 1994, has evolved into a complete eSolutions Provider. As an Adobe Partner and Authorized Training Center, Brookwood solves the communication and training challenges of many corporations through the effective use of web technologies to create highly effective, user-friendly, eye appealing eLearning training modules for corporate clients. Additionally Brookwood employs high end developers and advanced technology to develop enterprise and web solutions for a wide variety of industries. For more information please visit www.brookwood.com.

About Race for Hope

The National Brain Tumor Society's Race for Hope Philadelphia is very proud to be able to celebrate its fourth year of supporting brain tumor research and patients. The Race for Hope 5K Run/Walk is one of Philadelphia's most successful volunteer and community-based events. It is one of the country's largest fundraisers for the brain tumor community. Learn More: http://bts.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=RFH_PA_Homepage

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