Since 1983, the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children (BTFC) has been committed to supporting children/families affected by brain tumor disease. As we walk through the office doors each day, it is with great anticipation of and hope for the day that a cure for brain cancer will be found.
In the meantime, we remain devoted to our families and making sure we continue to share hope and information along the brain tumor journey. Here are links to articles regarding research currently being done, as well as general news regarding the brain tumor community.
Five-year-old Calla, along with the families of seven others affected by pediatric brain tumor disease, enjoyed an opportunity to meet Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on May 2nd as he signed a proclamation acknowledging May as National Brain Tumor Awareness Month . Click here to read full story.
Meet nine-year-old Mao and his mom, Sachiko, as they share their journey with brain tumor disease in Hope for Pediatric Brain Tumors. Although blind, Mao lives life as an “average kid” enjoying everything from playing piano to joking with friends. Young Mao, with his brother AJ at his side, even took to the runway at the 5th Annual A Taste of Hope fundraiser started to honor the life and memory of Kendall Johnson, while raising funds for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.
On May 24, 2011 Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York introduced legislation to create a research and prevention network to combat childhood brain tumors – The National Childhood Brain Cancer Prevention Act. This network will establish a research strategy to help provide deeper understanding of the causes of pediatric brain tumor disease.
In, Life After Two Brain Tumors, AJ Archer of the Covington News introduced readers to 15-year-old brain tumor survivor, Kylie, diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma as a toddler. Kylie’s story continues to be an inspiration to not just her family, but the many lives she touches each day.