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With a mission to Care. Cure. Thrive., the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation leads the way in funding childhood brain cancer research to cure the kids, supports families affected by this disease, and advocates for policies that help patients, survivors and their loved ones.

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Whatever form your gift takes, you can be confident your generosity will help us lead the way toward a future without childhood brain cancer. Learn more about the different ways you can donate and make a difference.

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Join our efforts at the national and local level to educate policymakers and the public about the critical issues families face and the need for more research funding.

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The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Do-It-Yourself Fundraising Program makes it easy for anyone, anywhere, anytime to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving cures and care.

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The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's charity streaming program gives content creators, streamers, esports organizations, and gamers a fun and easy way to fundraise for children with brain cancer.

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Thanks to supporters like you, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is actively managing more than $5.3M in research funding to accelerate progress for kids with brain cancer.

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Pediatric Brain Tumors Shouldn’t Be Ignored Because They're Uncomfortable to Talk About

Pediatric Brain Tumors Shouldn’t Be Ignored Because They're Uncomfortable to Talk About

My brain tumor experience is something I think about every day of my life, but the outside world likes to erase that and pretend it didn’t happen. It’s too “taboo” or “uncomfortable.” So, this year, on the 7th anniversary of my surgery, I want to talk about it.

Valentina: Living with Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma

Valentina: Living with Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma

In June 2018, Valentina was diagnosed with a pediatric low-grade glioma with a BRAF mutation. At the time, she was only one year old. Surgery was not an option, so her family had two choices for treatment—traditional chemotherapy or an experimental treatment suitable for her type of mutation.

Zoe: A Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivor’s Love of Books Opens the Door to New Research Funding

Zoe: A Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivor’s Love of Books Opens the Door to New Research Funding

Combining her love for reading and desire to give back to help kids with brain tumors like her, Zoe created Books 4 Brains to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research. Join her upcoming Books 4 Brains read-a-thon and support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's research funding efforts.

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Pediatric Cancer Neuropsychological Needs Assessment Act Introduced in New York Legislature

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Pediatric Cancer Neuropsychological Needs Assessment Act Introduced in New York Legislature

A new bill introduced in the New York State Legislature by Senator Shelley B. Mayer and Assembly Member Christopher Burdick will help remove some of the barriers standing between children with cancer and the learning accommodations they need to succeed in school. The Pediatric Cancer Neuropsychological Needs Assessment Act (NY State S.8750) would require insurers to provide coverage for neuropsychological assessments for children diagnosed with cancer that affects brain development or function.

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Welcomes Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Its Board of Directors

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The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Welcomes Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Its Board of Directors

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) is proud to welcome Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, to the PBTF’s Board of Directors. Dr. Gupta will bring his wide-ranging experiences in medical practice and journalism, including as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, and chief medical correspondent for CNN, to bear as a valuable and expert advocate for pediatric brain tumor patients, survivors, and their families.

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