Butterfly E-Bulletin - July, 2009
  Reporting on News and Events for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children 
Welcome to the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children's inaugural Butterfly E-Bulletin! These E-Bulletins will help us stay in touch between issues of our printed Butterfly Bulletin. I hope you enjoy this first issue, which highlights events since our last print edition. We welcome your comments and suggestions going forward.
As you will see, we are fortunate to have the support of many wonderful individuals and groups who strive to make life better for our BTFC children and families. We are so grateful to them all!   
I challenge you to join us for William's Walk & Run on September 12th by forming your own team, joining a friend's team, or joining me on Team BTFC, as I run the 5K in honor the many children I have come to know and love through my work at BTFC. And for the skateboarding enthusiasts among you, you absolutely do not want to miss SkaterAid on September 27th! Both of these great events are featured below.
Until next time, best wishes!
Mary Campbell
Executive Director

Coming Soon!

Team Madison with banner             WWR09 Logo
SEPTEMBER IS OUR MONTH! Don't miss the chance to support BTFC and raise awareness about the devastation of pediatric brain tumor disease. Join us during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, September 12th for William's Walk & Run in Alpharetta, GA. If you don't live in Atlanta - or even in Georgia - you can help, while honoring your son or daughter or other loved one through a team or fundraising page in their name. During the current fiscal year, BTFC will provide $275,000 in emergency financial assistance for families in the Southeast. There are many other needs as well. If you can't be with us on 9/12, join us from afar!  We all know the economy has been tough, but even small donations add up and make a difference. Learn more about how YOU can help!
"SkaterAid" gears up for Sunday, September 27th in Decatur!  Be there or be square!
Teens, if you are into skateboarding and cool music, and you and your parents love art (as in awesomely decorated skateboard decks), SkaterAid is the event for your family! "SkaterAid was started in 2005 to celebrate the life of Ian Wochatz. A Decatur teen and avid skateboarder, Ian was...more
Deck #1  Deck #3
"J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Classic" raises $155,000 for BTFC!
Kids teamOnce again, the "J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Classic to Benefit the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children" was a roaring success. This fifth annual ProAm tournament held May 5, 2009 at the exclusive Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, GA raised a generous $155,000 to support BTFC programs. The pre-game reception and...more 

Marietta twins help children with brain tumors.

                     Claire speaking
When Carly (l) and Haley Zugel
celebrated their "Sweet 16" on May 2nd (their birthday was actually April 1st) they took an unconventional approach. They asked family and friends to donate to BTFC instead of bringing gifts. Is that amazing, or what?! Congratulations and thanks to these beautiful and caring young ladies - and their awesome friends seen here at their party!
          Carly & Haley party

Annual "Fishing Extravaganza" delights kids and adults.



First ever "Sporting Clay Shoot" makes a bang!



Inaugural BTFC Picnic brings families together! 

 Banner at picnic

 Family at picnic

Parents hold event in memory of son to help others.
The Third Annual "A Taste of Hope," hosted by Treza and Eddie Johnson, raised over $6,000 to help other families.. more    
          A Taste of Hope-Kendall 2009
         Kendall Alexander Johnson
Beloved physician honored at spring gala.
Claire M. Mazewski, MD, pediatric neuro-oncologist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, is honored by BTFC at Flight of the Butterflies.. 
Established in 1983 in Atlanta, GA, the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children was the first non-profit organization in the United States to focus on pediatric brain tumor disease. The Foundation's mission is: "To provide financial assistance, social support, and information for families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors; fund research projects that improve treatment options and search for a cure; and raise public awareness of the disease and advocate on behalf of children who are affected." BTFC serves children and families throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Our south Florida chapter, Christina's Kidz, is dedicated to helping Florida families.