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2012

WHEN TRAGEDY STIRKES IN CHILDHOOD

By Kayla Giacin
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, not all that far from the CBTF office in New York City, many people are stunned and in shock with the gravity of this situation.  Who would do such a thing? What possible motive could the gunman have had? And why would he prey upon young children?

IT'S AN ESCAPE FROM ORDINARY LIFE, WHICH MAKES IT SO AMAZING

By James McCue, Jr.
Friday, December 14, 2012

James McCue captures the experiences of Adam Moran, snowboarder/photographer who was our "on location" go to guy during sessions of our recent photography class. IT'S AN ESCAPE FROM ORDINARY LIFE, WHICH MAKES IT SO AMAZING 

ENJOYING THE HOLIDAYS AS A CAREGIVER

By Kayla Giacin
Thursday, December 6, 2012

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost half-way through December, Thanksgiving has already passed and the holidays are already here!  CBTF is gearing up for our AYA Holiday Party at Dave and Buster’s as well as our Family Holiday Party at Beth Israel Hospital, both being held this weekend.  Amidst all the excitement and busyness that accompanies the holiday season,...

THE PHOTOS MAKE THEIR DIFFERENCE, THE STORIES SHARE THEIR JUSTICE

By James McCue
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MANHATTAN – One week prior to the spooky, frightful and costume-themed October night of Halloween 2012 edition, Michael Kamber, war correspondent and freelance photojournalist for the New York Times (NYT), arrived at the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) office speaking to its members of the Portrait Project group and continuing a tradition of sharing one’s tortuous path...

Giving Tuesday

By Joe Fay
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Tuesday comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and asks that each of us take a moment during the holiday season to give to the charity of our choice. It's a simple idea and a good one, for it's easy to forget, in the haste of the holiday season, that helping those who most need our help is a wonderful gift to them and to ourselves.

THE LASTING IMPACT OF HURRICANE SANDY

By Kayla Giacin
Monday, November 5, 2012

As many of you know, Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast very hard just one week ago today.  While CBTF is a national organization, the fact that our office is located mid-town Manhattan means that naturally, we have not only seen and experienced the extreme impact of the hurricane on this side of the country but how the impact has been on many of the families with whom we work with. ...

THE BIG IDEA OF SELF-EMPOWERMENT AND CREATING YOUR OWN REALITY

By James McCue, Jr.
Monday, October 22, 2012

MANHATTAN - On a rather casual mid-September evening with temperatures topping out at an unseasonable 80 degrees, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) office routinely prepares for a larger than life guest speaker – television personality and former advertising executive Donny Deutsch; clad in casual clothing, the structure of the night’s discussion is certainly a...

WHY GIVE BACK?: A REFLECTION AFTER THE CBTF CAMPFERENCE

By Kayla Giacin
Friday, October 19, 2012

This past Sunday, on October 14th, the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation held our first ever “Campference” – connecting the medical professional and patient and family worlds that at times can feel very disconnected.  This day offered medical updates, support groups, activities, medical panels, relaxation and so much more.

CBTF Enters Its 25th Year of Service

By Joe Fay
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation began its 25th year of service to children, families and survivors nationwide with a small celebration at its October board meeting.The theme of this year's anniversary, A Bridge to Hope, conveys our belief that the organization helps build with the children, families and survivors we serve a bridge that leads to a more  hopeful place with services...

Understands?

By Tom Ha
Thursday, October 11, 2012

 Yesterday on our online chat Maura had asked an interesting question that had really made me think back to my child days. Her question was, do any of you feel like "no one really understands" like it's so rare to meet someone who said "oh yea I had a brain tumor." Does this bother you at all that it's very rare to ever talk to people our age about our...

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