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Butterfly E-Bulletin - October 24, 2012 
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3rd Annual Faith Cline Elf Trot & Merry Mile
Faith Cline
Faith Ryne Cline

Join us for the 3rd Annual Faith Cline Elf Trot & Merry Mile on Saturday, December 1st in Kennesaw, GA, as we remember an amazing young lady. The twilight 5K run, walk, or stroll and 1-mile fun run begin at 4:30 p.m. and proceeds benefit BTFC.    

Stick around after the event for awards, hot chocolate & roasted marshmallows, and the lighting of the downtown Kennesaw Christmas tree. Don't forget to wear your elf costume for a chance to win a prize for the best dressed!


To register online click here or print out and mail in a registration form. To learn more visit

Re-cap of Recent Major Events

Jack's Butterfly BonanzaJack's Butterfly Bonanza held on August 24th and 25th at the beautiful Barnsley Gardens was a HUGE success! Over $20,000 was raised to benefit the Jack Gardner Memorial Fund. Kudos and many thanks to the Gardner family for their hard work!


Cagle's Family Farm 

BTFC families enjoyed a weekend of fun at Cagle's Family Farm in Canton, GA, during Labor Day weekend. Be sure to visit Cagle's this fall season as they support BTFC. They even carved the BTFC logo into their corn maze! 



SkaterAid 2011  

Attendees helped raise over $26,000 for the Butterfly Fund at the 7th Annual SkaterAid on September 30th. Thanks to the many people who helped make this year's SkaterAid another great success!  SkaterAid Rocks!



Many thanks from all of us at the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children to all who participated in the 1st Annual Tumor Trooper Run/Walk on September 8th. Click here to learn more about the event and to see race results and photos.

Dates to Remember

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

3rd Annual Faith Cline Elf Trot & Merry Mile - Kennesaw, GA 




Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

27th Annual BTFC Holiday Party - Hosted by NAIFA-Atlanta; for families of BTFC children aged 17 and younger 






Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

APA-Atlanta Photo Shoot for BTFC Families 




Participants needed for Georgia State Univeristy Research Study

Participants are needed for a research study underway at Georgia State University that is examining the long-term outcomes of childhood brain tumor survivors. For this study, participants should be eight years or older and at least five years since diagnosis. In most cases, participants should be medically stable and not currently receiving radiation or chemo when entering the study.

The study consists of two parts: 1) an abbreviated neuropsychological evaluation (i.e. examining memory, attention, and problem solving skills), and 2) neuroimaging (i.e. MRI scans without contrasts or injections). Participants will be reimbursed for their time, travel, food, and parking for each portion of the study (for up to a total of $100). Please note that the neuroimaging will be done for research purposes only and is not a clinical scan. If you are interested in participating or having your child participate, please call 404-413-6339 and leave a detailed message (name, phone number, best times to be reached) or email Dr. Tricia King's research team at with good times to contact you by phone. A researcher will contact you as soon as possible. The research team looks forward to hearing from you!

 Thirty years of "Helping Families Cope"

The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children will enter its 30th year of service in 2013.  Watch for a special 30th Anniversary print edition of the Butterfly Bulletin coming soon!

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.