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Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation,

A non-profit organization, was founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends. Our mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.

Are You All In? Join CBTF for Our 10th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament Fundraiser!

Join CBTF on March 6th, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Stout, NYC (133 W. 33rd St.) for an evening of fun and a chance to win amazing prizes, all while supporting a great cause! 

LIMA Cares

When you donate through LIMA, you are supporting the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation and the CBTF Tissue Consortium, which is current pediatric brain tumor research that can save lives.


By: The CBTF Team  |  Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Walk, run and form teams to raise money for programs for families impacted by a childhood brain tumor.
By: Tom  |  Sunday, May 7, 2017
There is a pro and a con, from being a survivor. Pro: Everything is restarted from the very beginning again. Like literally from the first baby steps, to speaking your very first words again. Since I was physically paralyzed, and could not stand, eat, walk, or talk, I had to go through years of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. I don't know how this is a positive, but I am up...
Today, Across America…
  • 11 families will learn their child has a brain or spinal cord tumor.
  • A mother may grieve that her instincts about her child’s health were right.
  • A father may allow himself to cry, but only alone in the shower.
  • 3 families will mourn the loss of their child to a brain or spinal cord tumor.
  • Friends, family and community will try to make sense of an untimely death and the unfulfilled promise of a life.
  • 6 families will transition to survivorship.
  • A mother may be too exhausted from providing constant care to her child to simply pay the bills.
  • A father may again adapt his day, family and life to a new definition of normal, unlike any he had previously envisioned.
  • A survivor on the brink of adulthood may wonder if he’ll ever date, marry or have a family.
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors account for 20% of childhood cancer cases in many regions of the world
  • Brain and spinal cord tumor incidence rates vary by region and ethnicity. The highest incidence rate is 31.4 children diagnosed per 1 million population and the lowest is close to 15 per million in their respective countries.
  • Nordic countries show rates between 24-2 per million within their population.
  • Lower rates were seen in South America, Africa and Asia with the lowest in Chinese populations and for blacks in South Africa (both below 15 per million)
-International Journal of Epidemiology
Today, Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation will be there with insight, support, respite and hope.

Today, we invite you to join us!

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Knowledge is critical for families and patients facing the diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor. Our website provides an array of information and resources for the newly diagnosed and long-term survivors.



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