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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.

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.

12th Annual Dream & Promise Awards Benefit

Join us at our 12th Annual Dreams & Promise Awards Benefit on May 28th at Cipriani on Wall Street. The 2014 Gala will feature a live performance by Grammy winning artist, Macy Gray!

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! 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Without the dedication and support of our sponsors, Children's Brain Tumor Foundation would not be able to provide the programs, tools and services that help brain tumor families every day.

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


CBTF Blog

By: Kayla Giacin  |  Friday, February 28, 2014
I was just reading an article about perceptions of how employers hire employees with or without disabilities in terms of skills like multitasking.  It indicated that although some employers want employees who can produce a lot of work in a short amount of time, this may only be true for certain jobs. Many employers, however, speak favorably of workers with a disability because they focus on...
By: Tom Ha  |  Thursday, February 20, 2014
For this past Wednesday, we had our monthly online chat for brain tumor survivors. The topic was “Friendship after being diagnosed”. I was only 8 years old when I had my brain tumor. After my first treatment, we moved to Marlboro. At that time I was in elementary school, with all new faces, I knew absolutely no one here; it was kind of scary at first. One of the friends I met was Nate...
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.
 
Internationally… 
  • 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!

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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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