Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children 14 and under, and the second leading cause in all youth aged 19 and under. For children with certain types of diffuse, high-grade brain tumors, the survival rates are barely as long as an average school year.
Taking these statistics as a call to action, the National Brain Tumor Society is on the frontlines in the fight against pediatric brain tumors. Whether by rallying hundreds of volunteer advocates in support of critical policies such as the Childhood Cancer STAR Act, or funding the world’s most renowned scientists and clinicians conducting revolutionary research, NBTS is taking a stand against pediatric brain tumors.
Standing with NBTS are countless donors and supporters who invest in our efforts. Among those is Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research, the largest student-run non-profit in the State of Arizona, which has donated more than $800,000 to pediatric research at NBTS since 2004, and the Robert Lloyd Corkin Charitable Foundation, which recently made a multi-year commitment of $100,000 to our pediatric research initiative. Not to be outdone, individuals also play a major role, including donors who make monthly sustaining contributions, once yearly gifts, and include NBTS in their estate plans.
Investments large and small provide crucial funding that help us move the needle forward in this fight. It truly takes a village to stand up for kids with brain tumors, and through the power of collective action, together we can make a transformational difference!
To learn more about National Brain Tumor Society’s pediatric research and advocacy initiatives and explore ways to get involved, visit us online.