Butterfly E-Bulletin - September 8, 2010
  Reporting on News and Events for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children 

Mixed Emotions at BTFC

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we are gearing up for William's Walk & Run this Saturday, 9/11, when dozens of beautiful children served by BTFC will be present and/or represented by their loving families.
Tune in tomorrow, 9/9, to CBS Atlanta when our young friend Kylie Harris and Sherry Samuels, Director of Patient & Family Services and Chair of William's Walk & Run, will be featured in a segment with Honorary Event Chair, Tracye Hutchins, of Better Mornings Atlanta - CBS, at various times throughout the day. 
Brain tumors are the deadliest of all childhood cancers and while it grieves us to witness pain and suffering on a daily basis, we are glad to see some of our "BT Kids" featured in the media at this time to raise much-needed awareness. Please take a moment to click on the links below to read the stories of these truly amazing children -whom we sorely miss- and the legacies they leave behind.
        Faith Cline              Sophie Buck              Henry Cermak 
Please join us on Saturday and let's make a difference for some very special children.
Mary Campbell Moore
Executive Director

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Bailey EdmistonBailey Edmiston is a 14-year-old supporter of BTFC. Read all about her passion for serving others in today's featured post on our Butterfly Blog.
There are hundreds of children like Bailey who deserve recognition and remembrance this month and always. Watch for other featured children on the Butterfly Blog and in upcoming issues of our Butterfly E-Bulletin.
New Addition to BTFC
Katie Baughman, our office manager, is a native of Atlanta. She attended Centre College and Georgia State University where she recently graduated with a BS in Sociology. Katie has been a long time volunteer to many organizations around the Atlanta area. Her volunteer work and previous internship at Camp Twin Lakes encouraged her to follow her passion for helping children and working for a nonprofit, which ultimately lead her to join BTFC's staff in August 2010.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Alexa Goodman for her years of part-time service in this position. Alexa, a devoted wife and mother, left BTFC when this position was changed to full-time. Thanks, Alexa - we'll miss you!
Tell the World you are a "Soldier for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children."  Get a cool new Tumor Trooper T-shirt at William's Walk & Run on 9/11!

Belated thanks to special friends!

Thanks to Julian and Chris Danielly and the Marietta BassMasters for hosting another fabulous "Fishing Extravaganza" event for our families on June 19th at the Danielly's beautiful property in Loganville. In addition, these great folks raised over $5,000 for BTFC! Click on LaStacia to see more photos.
     LaStacia catches a big one!
We are so grateful to the Towne Lake Optimist Club for treating BTFC families to a fun afternoon of houseboating, courtesy of their friends and boat owners, Chris and Kelly, on June 19th. This was the first of what is hoped to be an annual event! Click on the kids for more photos.  
   Smiles abound on the top deck.
The first annual Christina's Kidz Family Picnic at Shake-a-Leg Miami on July 17th proved to be a fun-tastic day for Miami families! Click on Precious for more pics.
 Precious (center) with her dad and
   Christina's Kidz' Christina Reyes
             smile for the camera.
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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.