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Butterfly E-Bulletin - August 18, 2011 
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Are YOU a Tumor Trooper? 

At the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, we take great pride in opportunities to highlight and/or profile amazing young people like 18-year-old Blake Johnson, diagnosed with a brain tumor just weeks prior to high school graduation, determined to continue pursuing his dreams in spite of chemo, hospital stays and clinic visits.  Blake, his family and the countless other children and families affected by pediatric brain tumors are Tumor Troopers EVERY day.


As we continue offering direct support to our families (i.e. sending cards/care packages, offering financial assistance, providing grief support, hosting social activities, etc.), we know we would not be able to share love in such special ways without our extended Tumor Trooper Family.   


Read on to find out what some of our talent-sharing, activity-planning, fund-raising Tumor Trooper friends are doing for BTFC.

Tumor Troopers in Action

Houseboat         SkaterAid 2010 Logo    Boating

     Cruisin' for the Kids                       Shredding for Ian                   It's A Boating Bonanza


Melton Family  Juzdans   Pillows

  Matty's Miracle Express      From Power Tools to Royal Treats           Sweetest Dreams


Andrew Lakey Kent Wilson Pens   Kennedy Family

      Kids Helping Kids                         Inspired Talent                   Families Helping Families

It's LIVE!!

HomepageAfter months of meticulous work to get the "right" look and feel for an update to the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children website, it is finally done! We are excited to share our new, user-friendly look with our families and friends. Check out all the new tabs, watch the video to learn even more about who we are and what we do and get your Tumor Trooper gear! And please, let us know what you think! 

Race for Research Re-Cap

SBTF/BTFC logosPeyton McCormickHeld on July 23, 2011 at Atlantic Station, the 12th Annual Race for Research raised just under $300,000 and drew more than 2,000 participants!  All of the funds raised will go towards promising brain tumor research projects; more information on that soon.


Congratulations to Peyton's Space Rangers for coming in 1st place overall in size and amount of money raised. Way to go!


For race results and more information, click here.

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.