Honor a Loved One

Creating a tribute fund page is a powerful way to honor someone you love while impacting the lives of thousands.

We never forget the people who’ve made a difference in our lives. When you make a gift to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in honor of someone special or to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one, you too will leave a lasting impact by helping children with brain tumors and their families.

Create a Lasting Legacy in Honor of Someone Special

Create a personalized tribute or memorial page to share with your family, friends, and community members or donate to an existing memorial page. Your generosity will ensure families facing a child's brain tumor diagnosis will never have to walk their journey alone.

Create or Donate to a Tribute Page

Star Funds

Star Funds provide families a unique opportunity to honor their child’s journey or pay tribute to a very special loved one through a committed investment in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s research and family support programs. Click on the links below to learn more about each of these families’ named funds.  If you would like to learn more about setting up a dedicated Star Fund, email us at [email protected] or call 800-253-6530.

Blake Vince Payne Star Fund The Blake Vince Payne Star Fund serves as a financial catalyst for an unprecedented initiative that brings together renowned clinicians and scientists from around the world to specifically study pineoblastoma and develop new therapies. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation established the Fund, and in partnership with Blake’s parents, identified pediatric neuro-oncologist and scientist Annie Huang from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and pediatric brain cancer scientist Paul Northcott from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis to co lead this pioneering global initiative.

Caroline’s Crusaders Star Fund Caroline’s tumor is a little unique, we are 100% reliant on new meds being researched and funded by organizations like the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

The Ask Me About Super Cooper Memorial Fund Cancer changed a lot of things about Cooper Hodges’ life, but it never changed his happy spirit. He never lost his will to fight, and he never gave up hope. His family didn’t either. Join them in fighting for a cure for this deadly disease. Join them in sharing Cooper’s story. Join them in sharing HOPE.

The Dragon Fire Fund in Memory of Matthew Tracy Matthew’s parents (Mike and Kelli) honor’s Matthew memory by continuing to push for better research, support for families, and becoming active in the bereaved parent community.

The Elyse Reeves Star Fund The Elyse Reeves Star Fund was created by Jeremy Reeves in honor of his daughter Elyse, who lost her battle with a brain tumor at 17 months old in February 2015.

The Hope Invitational Star Fund The Hope Invitational gymnastics meet at Woods Gymnastics in Warrenton, Va., started as a small event to raise money for childhood brain tumor research. After its huge success, however, it became the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s first Star Fund. Gym owner, Katherine Johnson, established the Hope Invitational after her son, Aaron, was diagnosed with a childhood brain tumor. “We know the work being done by the PBTF will lead to more positive outcomes for more children in the future,” Johnson says. “As the mother of a pediatric brain tumor survivor myself, I am humbled to be able to contribute to the good work being done by the PBTF and look forward to partnering together for many years to come.”

The Princess Keris Crown Fund The Princess Keris Crown Fund supports family support programs in the PBTF’s Southeast Region, such as the emergency financial assistance Butterfly Fund, which provides aid to families of children in treatment at certain medical facilities.

The Tim Gruensfelder Star Fund Tim Gruensfelder was truly a gift to his family and friends. He was a fighter with a passion to help others battling brain tumors by fundraising and participating in clinical trials to find a cure. This fund honors his passion and supports the PBTF’s commitment to help children and teens like him.