Butterfly E-Bulletin - September, 2009
  Reporting on News and Events for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children 
  Sherry & Kate
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! And September 12th is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. What better way to commemorate this important occasion than by joining us at the 11th Annual William's Walk & Run in Alpharetta, GA, as we honor and remember children touched by brain tumor disease. If YOU haven't registered yet, there is still time!  And general donations are greatly appreciated...no amount is too small.  Please join us and make a difference!  
With special thanks to our many BTFC families and friends who are working so hard to make this event a success!
Sherry Samuels,
Patient & Family Services Coordinator
Chair, William's Walk & Run

BTFC Salutes Super Kid Logan Setzer!

LoganMeet BTFC pal Logan, a 7th grade student at Dodgen Middle School where he makes straight A's and loves his teachers. He enjoys participating in some of the youth ministry activities at his church, playing the Wii Fit with his younger brother Dylan and is an orange belt in Tae Kwon Do. Despite the many changes that came post brain tumor diagnosis in 2007, Logan still loves life as he finds great joy in entertaining family and friends with his signature "booty shake" dance. With a smile that would light the dimmest room, BTFC is definitely thrilled to know such an awesome young man.
Here we highlight kids we know. If you know a Super Kid we should feature, please let us know. 
Artists submit creations in preparation for "SkaterAid" art auction on 9/27.
Dozens of artists recently delivered their decorated skateboard decks to the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, where they will be on display until SkaterAid on Sunday, 9/27. SkaterAid is one of the hippest events to take place ever - complete with skateboarding for kids of all ages, rockin' live music by local high school bands, an incredible art auction, great food, and more... All to remember Decatur teen and skateboarding enthusiast Ian Wochatz and all to support BTFC's Butterfly Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance for families.
Deck #1  Deck #3
And the 2009 "Larry Dean Davis Scholarships" go to....

....Erika Person (left) and Sara Walton. Erika is now a student at Reinhardt College and Sara is attending Berry College. Congratulations Sara and Erika!  Read more about these inspiring and industrious young ladies.


FY2009 Annual Report

Read the full report from Hal Meeks, Chairman of the Board, and Julie Earnhart, President.

Families, be sure to RSVP for the "Boating Bonanza," 9/26 at Lake Oconee!


For info & to RSVP, contact sherry@braintumorkids.org 

All aboard!!  Win this Thomas the Tank Engine table and accessories!

Thomas Table

Bean Head Toys, the absolute coolest toy store in Sandy Springs and all of Atlanta, is conducting a raffle to benefit BTFC. You can win this entire train table and accessories! Raffle tickets are $10 each. Thanks Bean Head Toys!


Marietta twins keep up good work!

In July, 
we told you about Carly and Haley Zugel who raised money for BTFC for their "Sweet 16." That story landed them on 11Alive and now this lovely duo is at it again!
Join their team "Catherine's Crew" at William's Walk & Run as they run for little Catherine Rowan, also of Marietta. Way to go, girls!

Breaking news - Is this great or what?!
Many thanks to Peighton Reynolds, 8, and her brother Reese, 5, for raising funds to honor friend Jack Williams and to benefit BTFC! Rumor has it that Peighton had wanted to have a lemonade stand for some time, but she didn't want to do it just to pad her own wallet! While looking for a good cause, she heard about Team Jack. She immediately scheduled the day for her lemonade stand and spent the week before posting and handing out flyers and making signs. Her efforts really paid off, as she and Reese raised $100 for BTFC in honor of Jack's wonderful success story! You guys rock!
                     Peighton                                   Reese & Peighton                                     Jack
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.