2024 Action Days: Join Us in Urging Congress to Help Children with Cancer
Looking back on 2023, we’re filled with gratitude for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation community. Together, we confronted the alarming increase in diagnoses, mortality rates, and number of survivors facing current treatments’ long-term side effects. You answered the call to create a brighter future for children with brain tumors and their families.
Join us in reflecting on what your support made possible in 2023.
Donors’ support helped scientists unlock more answers and accelerate the discovery of safer ways to diagnose and treat pediatric brain tumors. These are just a few of the past year’s research highlights:
When you donate to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation this holiday season, your generous support of cutting-edge research, family support resources, and critical public policy will accelerate treatment breakthroughs and change kids' lives. Donate today to create a brighter tomorrow for children with brain tumors and their loved ones.
Because of the compassion of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation community, anyone affected by this disease – no matter where they live, who they are, or what type of tumor their child has – has a community of support to turn to year-round. In 2023, we saw this community grow, with more families reaching out to help others facing the same challenges they once endured. Here are a few ways community support grew this year:
Tye was feeling withdrawn. It was therapeutic for him to be around other kids who struggled the same way he did and feel important. He's so used to feeling like ‘the other kid.’ This was really beautiful.Patient Mom about the Sibling Space Art Support Group's Impact
As we look ahead to 2024 and beyond, the newly launched curethekids.org will help continue to grow the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation community, offering comprehensive resources and stories of hope that empower families with information and help them find ways to connect with each other, as well as ways to get involved.
This year, a growing number of survivors, families, and advocates spoke up about the need to make kids with brain cancer a priority – and policymakers at both the state and federal levels were listening.
In addition to increased participation in the Alliance for Childhood Cancer’s 2023 Action Days, the PBTF State Cancer Plan initiative continued to make progress in several states and the relationships our advocates built and strengthened at the federal level have set the stage for important legislation in 2024.
Looking back on 2023, we are grateful and inspired by this incredible community. We know there is still so much work to be done to rid the world of pediatric brain tumors and that the determination and compassion of this community is what will do it.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s mission this year, and we look forward to the continued impact we will all have in 2024.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the leading champion for children with brain tumors and their families, is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Constellation Award for Childhood Cancer, which recognizes the exemplary dedication and compassion of hospital care team members who play a vital role in supporting pediatric brain tumor patients, survivors, and their families.