On May 17, Dwellus Group gave back to the community again and hosted their 4th Annual Dwellus Charity Golf Tournament on behalf of the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation and in honor of Jackson! The event was held at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course, Chantilly Virginia and was a great success, raising over $9,000.  Sponsors included, Chick-fil-A, First Savings Mortgage, Champion Title, George Mason Mortgage, LLX, Keller Williams Realty, Thadson Flooring, 123 Junk, Cindy Zook Associates, Finding Solutions Counseling Centers, Alliant, and HMS Home Warranty.  A continental breakfast, lunch, goodie bags, silent auction, and raffles were included as part of the day.  It was a beautiful day and the efforts of everyone involved were greatly appreciated.  Special thanks to Ryan Zook and the Dwellus Group!

The Neurotransmitter is a semi-annual newsletter published by The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.

In this issue:

2013 Be AMYazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Dwellus Charity Golf Tournament

2013 Family Retreat Day

Abstract: Survey of long-term follow-up programs int he United States for survivors of childhood brain tumors

Links and Resources

...and more!

The Neurotransmitter is a semi-annual newsletter published by The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.

In this issue:

CBTF's Family Retreat Day

Grant Programs funded by CBTF

VFW Ladies' Auxiliary Donation

Tennis for Tumors

Links and Resources

...and more!

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The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) has funded state-of-the-art research and supported conferences for pediatric brain tumors over the past 24 years. Grant Applications submitted during our open Grant Application period are are reviewed thoroughly by our dedicated team of renown scientific advisors. CBTF selects only the highest quality research for pediatric brain tumors.

  • Our process is based on National Institutes of Health review standards, led by Dr. Roger J. Packer, founding advisor and chairman of the advisory.
  • Advisors are assigned applications to ensure there are no conflicts of interest.
  • Our dedicated advisors voluntarily review, score, and summarize each application.
  • The Advisors hold a teleconference call to discuss the applications.
  • They make recommendations to CBTF after the full review.
  • The CBTF Board discusses the recommendations and overall review scores/summaries and collective comments before voting on which applications will be selected for funding.

Each year, we receive many outstanding applications, but cannot fund all. It is through the support of private and public donations that CBTF is able to fund grant programs.

Please see the attached file for a list of grants funded by CBTF.

With your support, together, we will strive to find a cure for childhood brain tumors.

The 2019 grant application process is closed! The 2020 grant application will open late in the fall of 2019.  The submission deadline will be set for a specified mid-March 2020 submission date.  When it re-opens visit the Research Grants site for details.

The Neurotransmitter is a semi-annual newsletter published by The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.

In this issue:

Dance Marathon in Memory of Sam Moore,

Walkin With Gabriella raises $11K,

Second Chance Band Concert raises $6500,

Family Retreat Day scheduled for 2013,

Links and Resources

...and more!

Tennis for Tumors held their 7th Annual Tennis tournament on May 4, 2013.  It was a great success!

Tennis for Tumors' primary fundraiser, a tennis tournament, is held each year at the Beerman Family Tennis Complex.  Brittany and her mother, Cindy are CBTF representatives and all funds are raised for pediatric brain tumor research and the Brittany Truitt Scholarship.   

On Friday, September 28, 2012, Geoff Cornman’s friends and family came together to honor his memorial. Geoff was an avid golfer and his friends carry on the tradition every year of celebrating Geoff’s life. Nick Good, Doug Grove, Jerry Lopynski, John Mercil, and Rex Thomas organize a fantastic event, thoroughly enjoyed by all, while supporting pediatric brain tumor research. This year, Jeanne Young, CBTF President, addressed the supporters, thanked them and reflected on how much support for the event means to families, knowing that research initiatives are being funded. Thanks to the guys and all supporters!!

This book is written from the perspective of a child going through the experience of a brain tumor diagnosis, treatment, and hospital stays. The story is about Isabella, a lovely young girl, who is hopeful and full of courage while battling “a weed in her head.”

A Weed In My Head shares a perspective that describes the journey in a thoughtful and realistic manner. The story is told in a positive and hope-filled way.

The proceeds from A Weed In My Head will benefit the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation and the proceeds will be targeted for pediatric brain tumor research! This book will soon be released and will be made available through the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.

Join the Impavido Family, the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation Board of Directors, Advisors, and the families in fighting childhood brain tumors.
This is a battle we must win and we can do it together!!!

Author: Emma Impavido
Illustrator: Marie Isabelle Callier

Contact CBTF for more information:
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On Sunday, March 10, 2013 as a part of Good Deeds Day, a special event, Walkin’ with Gabriella, was organized by Joe Arnstein to honor a very courageous young lady, Gabriella. Special thanks to Gabriella, her family, Joe Arnstein, the Sha’are Shalom Congregation, volunteers,
and community. The inaugural event was a tremendous success, raising over $11,000. The event included an auction
with gifts from local businesses. It was a gloriously beautiful day!

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