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The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation, Maryland is pleased to be a SILVER sponsor for the ISPNO 2018 and provide sponsorship support for the Nurses Symposium.

ISPNO 2018 will hold a Family Day June 29th

This day of programs has been created "by families - for families" and is divided into subject tracks, each relevant to a particular area of concern faced by children, adolescents, and young adults battling cancer, their families who care for them, and several organizations.

For more information: List of topics and Family Day organization sponsors Family Day Link: click here

Family Day is supported by several organizations

Click HERE to see the full Family Day schedule on the ISPNO website.

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

In this issue:

Chess 4 Charities


Run with the Saints

Grants funded 2017-2018


...and more!

The CBTF Superheroes 5K event  was held on Sunday, March 18th, 2018. the 10th Annual, CBTF SUPERHEROES 5K Walk/Run was held at Meadowbrook Park, Candy Cane City, Chevy Chase.  It was a sunny and mild day, a perfect day for runners and walkers. Participants noshed on fresh bagels, fruit, and cereal bars before and after the race.  Everyone donned their green shirts and went for a run/walk after the children returned from the kids' run.  When the runners and walkers returned, the overall winners and top three males and females accepted their award and medals in the recreation center.  The top two teams were Team Awesome Alicia and Run for Robert.  We congratulate all of the participants, especially all that made it across the finish line.  Race results are posted on

CBTF appreciates the sponsor donors, families, medical staff, volunteers, avid runners, and community supports that come together to make the event a great success.  We will cover the race in the spring newsletter. 

Those who support the cause help make a difference in the lives of these children.


Donations are tax-deductible.  Visit our online Give Direct page to make secure credit card donations:  general donations, event donations, in honor and in memory

Please accept our heartfelt and sincerest appreciation for your support.

CBTF Tax No. 52-2122976


at Bolger Center

The annual CBTF gala held in November was a fantastic gathering!

Special thanks to our lead "Hero" sponsor:  FD Associates, Inc. and Anonymous sponsors

See the fall newsletter for details. 

Next Gala:  Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Madame Tussauds in Washington, DC,

Co-Chairs: Dr. Roger and Mrs. Bashi Packer

The fundraiser for CBTF's 25th year will support vital research initiatives for pediatric brain tumors. 

Donations and corporate sponsorship are welcome and may be made online through our Give Direct secure donation page or by check. Partner in helping raise funds for cures.

If you would like to be an event sponsor or have questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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

In this issue:

2017 BeAMYazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Education and Updates for Brain Tumors

CBTF Party

...and more!

Dear Researchers,

The March 2018 grant application process is now closed.  Thank you to all of the dedicated researchers for submitting applications. We will announce the funded applications in the fall.  The 2019 grant opportunity will open again later this fall. 

Family Adjustment and Coping:  Models & Challenges

Lisa Jacobson, Ph.D., CN, ABPP
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Tackling school challenges in survivors of pediatric brain tumors:  Learning tools and strategies for the 21st century

Kristina Hardy, M.D.
Children’s National Health System

Childhood Brain Tumors: Challenges Ahead

Roger J. Packer, M.D. (Morning Keynote Speaker)
Senior Vice-President Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Brain Tumor Institute, Director, Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute
Children’s National Health System


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

In this issue:

2016 Casino Gala

Board of Directors

Spring 2017 Events

...and more!

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