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Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation,

A non-profit organization, was founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends. Our mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.


Teach your children the importance of giving back by encouraging them to celebrate their birthday and other important events in a unique way! In lieu of traditional gifts, children are encouraged to raise funds for Children's Brain Tumor Foundation. Share Your Wish helps you to plan parties with the giving spirit in mind.

LIMA Cares

When you donate through LIMA, you are supporting the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation and the CBTF Tissue Consortium, which is current pediatric brain tumor research that can save lives.

You Shop, Amazon Gives

Through Amazon Smile, every time you shop, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation.  It's easy - just sign into Amazon Smile using you regular account and make sure to choose us as your charity of choice! 

We Need Your Support

The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation depends upon individuals and companies to continue its crucial programs for children with brain and spinal cord tumors and their families. You can help


By: Tom  |  Sunday, May 29, 2016
This past Thursday we just had our AYA chat for this month, one particular question really got to me and still has been running in my mind. The question was how do you feel when you are at a wedding, single and sitting alone because of who we are? I know for a fact I have felt very awkward and sad at times, I even said at the most recent wedding I been to, they were taking pictures of each table...
By: Kayla Giacin  |  Friday, October 30, 2015
This past Wednesday, CBTF held our monthly Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Survivor Chat where survivors from across the U.S.
Today, Across America…
  • 11 families will learn their child has a brain or spinal cord tumor.
  • A mother may grieve that her instincts about her child’s health were right.
  • A father may allow himself to cry, but only alone in the shower.
  • 3 families will mourn the loss of their child to a brain or spinal cord tumor.
  • Friends, family and community will try to make sense of an untimely death and the unfulfilled promise of a life.
  • 6 families will transition to survivorship.
  • A mother may be too exhausted from providing constant care to her child to simply pay the bills.
  • A father may again adapt his day, family and life to a new definition of normal, unlike any he had previously envisioned.
  • A survivor on the brink of adulthood may wonder if he’ll ever date, marry or have a family.
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors account for 20% of childhood cancer cases in many regions of the world
  • Brain and spinal cord tumor incidence rates vary by region and ethnicity. The highest incidence rate is 31.4 children diagnosed per 1 million population and the lowest is close to 15 per million in their respective countries.
  • Nordic countries show rates between 24-2 per million within their population.
  • Lower rates were seen in South America, Africa and Asia with the lowest in Chinese populations and for blacks in South Africa (both below 15 per million)
-International Journal of Epidemiology
Today, Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation will be there with insight, support, respite and hope.

Today, we invite you to join us!

Please support Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. Make a donation to childhood brain tumors. Thank you!

Knowledge is critical for families and patients facing the diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor. Our website provides an array of information and resources for the newly diagnosed and long-term survivors.



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