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November 2011

DEATH OF A DISABILITY LEADER AND PEDIATRIC RETINOBLASTOMA SURVIVOR, MATT SAPOLIN

By Stacia Wagner
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Today we mourn the death of a survivor whose challenges related to pediatric cancer led to a career of helping others. Matthew P. Sapolin, the Bloomberg administration’s disabilities commissioner, died at the age of 41 of cancer on Tuesday.

Holiday Shopping Guide

By Haley Askew
Monday, November 28, 2011

I am 26 and my younger sister is 24, but miraculously Santa still visits our home every year.  So we each put together a Christmas list (due on Thanksgiving) that my mom makes sure gets to the North Pole.  My sister is one of the most caring and selfless people I know.  Her Christmas list was short but inspiring.  She asked for clean water and sterile childbirth kits for...

Donate for free on Saturday, November 26

By Joe Fay
Friday, November 25, 2011

You can make a $25 donation to CBTF on Saturday, November 26 using your American Express card and receive a $25 statement credit! It's a free donation! Of course, you can also make a much larger donation to help our children, families, and survivors and also receive a $25 credit on your Amex card.To take advantage of this offer you must first register your card at either of these sites:http...

Thanksgiving Thoughts

By CBTF STAFF
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

As we approach the thanksgiving holiday, we look back over the past year and the many families we have had the privilege to be in touch with.   While we are constantly reminded of the fragility of life, we often feel indebted to the families who remind us of the strength and resiliency children and adults possess.  Although no family ever asks to be a part of our community, we...

PHILANTHROPY DAY

By Haley Askew
Friday, November 18, 2011

Tuesday was national philanthropy day.  A day that “acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community and recognizes the profound impact that philanthropy has on the fabric of society (afpnet.org).”

This Week's Online Community Discussions for Bereaved Parents

By Jessica Elder
Monday, November 14, 2011

This week we have two online discussions taking place bereaved parents in Jenna's Corner, Children's Brain Tumor Foundation's online community.A "Coping with the Holidays" message board discussion started today and will remain available to you throughout the holidays. Several parents have already posted messages about the experiences and challenges they face during the...

DOES APPEARANCE IMPACT HIRING?

By Stacia Wagner
Monday, November 14, 2011

 

Portrayal of Brain Tumors in TV Shows

By Wade Iwata
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Over the past two weeks, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” has featured two brain tumor stories in the hour long program on Thursday evenings.  First, two weeks ago, a young woman had an “inoperable brain tumor” where the crafty television doctors were able to operate on it, fully remove the tumor, and save the young mothers life.  This past week another young...

DO YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN INSURANCE AND EMPLOYMENT?

By Stacia Wagner
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Young adults are the most underinsured age group in the United Sates. The 2006 National Cancer Institute and LiveStrong Young Adult Alliance study stated that access to cancer care for the young adult community was restricted because of how many 19 to 29 year olds are uninsured. For brain tumor survivors this extends to follow-up care including much need medical late effects follow-up,...

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