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Butterfly E-Bulletin - May 3, 2012 
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May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

BTFC Families are raising awareness...

just four words at a time

Your Four Words (final)

View this moving May Awareness video,

featuring BTFC children and families


A Taste of Hope
A Taste of Hope-Kendall 2009
Kendall  Johnson
5/29/00 to 4/28/04
It's not too late to join us for the 6th Annual  A Taste of Hope on Sunday, May 6th at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta, GA.  Indulge in delicious cuisine from local restaurants, browse a silent auction, and enjoy a fashion show featuring a few BTFC kids.

This event was started to honor the life & memory of Kendall Johnson and to support the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.

A Taste of Hope - Logo
Courtney's Sunshine Fund hosts Spaghetti Supper in Birmingham, AL

Courtney Burnette

1/16/01 to 10/31/10

Join the family and friends of Courtney Burnette as they celebrate her life and raise funds to help other families in Alabama.

The First Annual Courtney's Sunshine Fund Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction takes place Friday, May 18th from 6-8pm at Sylvan Springs Community Center!
Tumor Trooper Run/Walk Columbus is coming!

Get out your running shoes and join our families and friends in Columbus, GA, for the First Annual Tumor Trooper Run/Walk at the J. Smith Lanier & Co. office parking lot at 200 Brookstone Centre Parkway on Saturday, May 19th. To benefit BTFC Kids!
Tumor Troopers in Action 
Anna (L) and Hannah (R)
Meet Hannah Pasterz and Anna Stock of Canton, GA, who are  raising funds again this year to help children with brain tumors. 


These industrious and philanthropic girls have been busy for months selling beautiful bracelets they make out of soda can pop tops, beads and other items and have so far raised $1,500! Their goal is to be a sponsor this summer for Cruisin' for the Kids, a BTFC benefit event on Lake Allatoona hosted by The Towne Lake Optimist Club.
The girls display their artwork.
Learn more here.


Miss Infinity & Peyton's Space Rangers Benefit Pageant - June 23, 2012 - Gainesville, GA 
Peyton McCormick
In Memory of Peyton McCormick


An ALL natural, ALL fun for ALL ages & genders pageant.


All proceeds from this pageant will support fundraising efforts by Peyton's Space Rangers for the 2012 Tumor Trooper Run/Walk (formerly known as William's Walk & Run) taking place on September 8, 2012 in Alpharetta, GA.


For info, call Sherry 404-252-4107 .



"An Evening with Clark help children with brain tumors" is a huge hit! 

Thanks to our gracious hosts - Atlanta celebrity Clark Howard and his wife Lane - as well as many generous sponsors, donors and attendees, the evening of April 28th at the Howard home was nothing short of magical!  Watch for full story and more photos on the BTFC website soon. 


Dates to Remember

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Classic at Chateau Elan Golf Club


JSL Charity Classic Promo
JSL Charity Classic Promo



Saturday, May 12, 2012

4th Annual BTFC Spring Family Picnic at Hammond Park





Saturday, June 2, 2012

Annual Fishing Extravaganza  Loganville, GA


Fishing Extravaganza 



Bruster's Presents Jack's Scoop at a Bruster's near you!
Check for a list of participating Bruster's locations.
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.