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Most recently updated on March 15, 2012
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation provides families with educational information, various types of resources, and referrals to other support services they may need. We partner with different organizations to strengthen our community and build the support networks available for families. Some great organizations that we currently partner with are Angelight Films, Jenna's Rainbow Foundation, Happiness is Camping and Camp Make-A-Dream.
Angelight Films is a 501(c)(3) non profit production company that gives children with brain and spinal cord tumors the opportunity to express themselves by creating and even starring in their own short film. Upon completion, the child receives his or her professionally edited DVD to share with their family and friends. These inspired, creative films are forever a reminder of how the spirit of childhood triumphs over everything. For additional information visit http://www.angelightfilms.org
Jenna's Rainbow Foundation is named after Jenna Kamil, who died from a brain-stem tumor in May 1999 at the age of 7. Throughout her two-year struggle, Jenna exhibited warmth, dignity, strength, and a loving spirit that was fully absorbed by those fortunate enough to come into contact with her. When once asked to make a wish, Jenna responded, "I wish the world would stay a rainbow."
It is the Foundation's mission to fulfill Jenna's wish and make the world a rainbow for children and families traveling the dark and often lonely road of battling brain and spinal cord tumors. For additional information visit http://www.jennasrainbow.org
The mission of Happiness Is Camping is to provide a cost free year-round program for cancer patients ages 6-15. To provide opportunities for these children to enjoy moments of laughter, joy and happiness in a setting designed for that purpose. Happiness Is Camping is a special place where the remarkable is routine. For additional information visit http://www.happinessiscamping.org
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation will partner with Camp Mak-a-Dream for annual Heads-Up Conferences. "One week can change a lifetime." This is the core belief at Camp Mak-A-Dream. Their mission is to provide a medically supervised, cost-free Montana experience, in an intimate community setting, for children, young adults and families affected by cancer.
Participants from across the country participate in this exciting experience. Best of all, the conference and travel to it are free of charge!
HUC is a special and unique conference offered to survivors of brain tumors who are between the ages of 16 and 30 . There will be the opportunity to learn about options available to facilitate independent living and to gain employment. There will also be the opportunity to network with others from across the country who share similar day to day challenges.
This is not a camp, although there is plenty of fun to be had. There will be opportunities to swim, make incredible art projects, to participate in sports and recreation, and nature hikes. We will take advantage of the beautiful mountains of Western Montana as well, and travel to one of the oldest mining towns in the state and see a performance in the oldest operating theater in Montana.
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