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Events & Activities

CBTF has a full calendar of activities, support and educational programs to address the needs of every member of a family dealing with a brain tumor diagnosis for every stage in your journey.

Check back for updated events.

*Please note that dates and locations can be subject to change.

Young Adult DC Group

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

For more information, contact Kate Shafer at or call 202-476-2510. 


AYA Holiday Party at Dave & Busters!!

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Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Our 8th Annual AYA Holiday Party for teens and young survivors will take place at the Dave & Buster’s (234 W. 42nd St., 3rd Floor) on Saturday, December 12th from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

$20 game cards (1 per person), lunch and really great times will be provided.

Space is limited, ao each survivor is allowed to bring a maximum of 1 guest.

To register, please email Kayla at or call 1-866-228-4673 with the name of the survivor and guest attending.


Annual Family Holiday Party

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Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 12:00pm

Please join us in celebrating the holidays with our annual Family Holiday Party, sponsored by Protravel International. It'll be from 12-3pm at:

Beth Israel-Phillips
Ambulatory Care Center, 2nd Floor
10 Union Square East (14th Street)
New York, NY 10003
Music, food, trivia, dancing, gifts and fun for the whole family are all a part of the afternoon!

Registration will be available online beginning in October.

Minneapolis Parent and Survivor Brain Tumor Support Meeting

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 6:30pm

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are partnering to bring Parent an Survivor Brain Tumor Support Groups to the Minneapolis area. These groups are for parents and survivors ages14 and up. Dinner is included and we are pleased to offer free childcare for the duration of these groups.

Location: Children's Hospitals and Clinics on Minnesota, Minneapolis, Room CSC 408.

Bereaved Parent Online Chat

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 9:00pm

This live, online chat discussion will take place in Jenna's Corner Online Community. Please contact Jessica Elder at for more info.


AYA Online Chat

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Being a young adult is tough enough when you're trying to sort out relationships, school, careers and everything else that goes along with it. It's even tougher for brain tumor survivors.  In our chats, you can connect with others your age who know what you're going through in our monthly online chats.

Contact Stacia or Kayla for more info.  You can also call the office at 866-228-4673.

Teen DC Group

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 6:00pm

Are you a teenage brain tumor survivor living in the Washington, DC area and looking for other survivors to connect to? 

Come to our dinner discussion group at the National Youth Transition Center, Washington DC.

Please note that as of December 2015, Teen DC Groups will be held on the 3rd Monday of every month instead of the 3rd Monday.

Please RSVP to Kate Shafer at kateshafer@email.gwu.eduor call Kate at 202-994-2075.


Survivor Quilting Project

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 4:00pm

Led by AYA survivor, Emily Ousouljoglou, survivors will be creating a quilt in memory of friends we have lost to their brain tumor. This project also includes a dinner discussion led by CBTF social workers. Please contact Kayla Giacin ( for more info.

Daily Cranium Editor's Meeting

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

The editors of our entirely survivor run pediatric brain tumor survivor online network, Daily Cranium, will be meeting to discuss next steps in creating and disseminating info and media that is important to brain tumor survivors across the U.S.

Daily Cranium sets out to show that survivors are not alone, by spreading information from the voices of survivors themselves. We are looking for contributors and welcome all interests and talents! It doesn't stop at writing. Photography, drawings, short movies and videos are just a few ideas for creative alternatives you can submit.

Parent and Survivor Discussion Group

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

CBTF will be holding a Parent and Survivor Discussion Group to talk about issues and challenges faced by families with a brain tumor diagnosis. Please check back for more details about location and for information on how to register.


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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:30pm

For more information, please contact Charlotte C. Simon, Executive Producer at 212-535-9472  or

AYA Ski Trip

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 (All day)

Join other AYA survivors from the NYC Tri-state and Boston areas for a ski trip at Mt. Sunapee in Newbury, NH from March12th-13th! Mt. Sunapee partners with the New England Healing Sports Association to make winter outdoor sports accessible to everyone, regardless of disability. This trip will include a half day of ski lessons and an overnight stay and activities in Boston. Registration will be open soon! Please contact Kayla Giacin ( with any questions.


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