#GoHead2Head Against Childhood Brain Cancer

Join the movement this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and help cure the most commonly diagnosed and deadliest childhood cancer.

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Funding for childhood brain cancer research has flatlined, putting research to save kids’ lives at serious risk. Children with brain cancer, their families, and doctors are counting on the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to make sure progress doesn’t stop.

Every $1 we invest in pediatric brain cancer research generates another $12 in research funding. Your support – no matter the size – will change the lives of parents who just learned their child has brain cancer, kids in hospitals who can’t go outside and play, survivors afraid their cancer will come back, and families and friends grieving the devastating loss of a child to this disease.

You can help.

We’re calling on committed supporters, advocates, and partners like you to join us this September and go head-to-head with childhood brain cancer. Start a Childhood Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser. Become an advocate. Rush an emergency donation to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation today.


Awareness and Fundraising Tools

Find key facts about pediatric brain cancer, shareable visuals, and social media templates you can use to support your Childhood Cancer Awareness Month efforts.

#GoHead2Head Toolkit

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s research funding, family support, and advocacy efforts lead the way in ending childhood brain cancer.

Research Funding
The largest patient advocacy funder of pediatric brain tumor research, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s seed funding paves the way to a deeper understanding of the unique biology of childhood brain cancer. Every dollar we invest in research attracts another $12 in follow-on funding. We maximize our scientific funding and leadership by actively partnering with the top childhood brain tumor experts. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Research Advisory Network assesses gaps in the scientific community’s understanding of pediatric brain tumors, vets new project proposals, and adds diverse insights that inspire PBTF-funded researchers to think creatively and collaboratively when overcoming challenges.

Family Support
No parent is prepared to hear their child has a brain tumor. When a child is diagnosed with a brain tumor, families may feel overwhelmed and alone. Because of communities like yours, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation can be here for families every step of the way – from early diagnosis to survivorship or bereavement, and beyond.

Ending childhood brain cancer as we know it requires a coordinated advocacy effort at both the federal and state levels. We work with childhood cancer advocates and policymakers to advance legislation in Congress that will increase funding for research and improve families’ access to care. Through our state cancer plan initiative, we organize and work with activists to address issues that affect children with brain cancer in their own backyard.

Our Community's Impact

When you donate to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, you’re helping us transform how children and their families are cared for as they face what is often a lifelong, chronic journey with cancer. You’re also funding research that offers hope for a cure. Every dollar the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation invests in research attracts another 12 dollars in follow-on funding.

$50 million

of pediatric brain cancer research funded by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

67% increase

year-over-year in new patient families reached through our programs


average amount of financial relief sent to a family in crisis through The Butterfly Fund