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August 2012

Career Development Program Planning Meeting Held at CBTF

By Stacia Wagner
Friday, August 31, 2012

Yesterday was the second planning/research meeting for the career development/employment program for young adult brain tumor survivors. We know pediatric brain tumor survivor face a much higher unemployment then their peers and even other childhood cancer survivors. It is our belief that providing a program which gives them career guidance and increases their team building skills will increase...

Four Amazing Days at Happiness is Camping

By Wade Iwata
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This past week, CBTF hosted 12 families for our first official family camp at Happiness is Camping in Hardwick, NJ.  The 4-day camp brought families from across the east coast together to share in fun filled camp activities and discussions focused on specific issues each family member faces. 

WHAT GETS IN MY WAY?

By Stacia Wagner and James McCue
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WHAT GETS IN MY WAY? Twice a month, a group of survivors gather at the CBTF office to discuss a new life topic. The discussion is done through photography and writing. Unfortunately, I missed last night’s topic of “What Gets In My Way?” I wanted to share the wisdom of one survivor, James McCue.

1st Annual Children's Walk Against Brain Tumors and Brain Cancer

By Haley Askew
Friday, August 17, 2012

In five and a half weeks will be holding our first ever Children’s Walk Against Brain Tumors and Brain Cancer.  When our ED first told me about this event I was very apprehensive.  One of my favorite events, the Danny Jegle Open is the Monday before the walk.  The Big Apple Circus event, CBTF’s longest running fundraiser is about a month after the walk.  I just...

FINDING AN ANSWER TO "WHY?"

By Kayla Giacin
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

 Having had the opportunity to attend 3 sessions of the Heads Up Conference at Camp Mak-a-Dream in Gold Creek, MT over the past 2 years, I can speak about a question that has come up a countless number of times. It’s a simple word but has so much meaning.  This question among brain tumor survivors is often, “Why?”“Why did I have to have a brain tumor?”...

RETURN TO REALITY

By Stacia Wagner
Monday, August 6, 2012

This week is my first week at work following a week at the Teen Heads Up Conference (HUC). The conference is held at Camp Mak-a-Dream in Montana. This year, in addition the amazing Camp Mak-a-Dream staff, there were 40 teens, who were undergoing or had completed treatment for a brain tumor, and 10 young adult survivor mentors. Each day we had educational and life discussions, along with...

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