For nearly fifty years, the brain tumor community has voiced their support of the American Brain Tumor Association through generous donations in the fight against brain tumors.
And it has worked. The ABTA has awarded more than $32 million in research grants to scientists who are uncovering more about the biology and treatment of brain tumors every day. The ABTA has supported patients through reliable, evidence-based resources and information at critical times of diagnosis and treatment. We have also magnified the voice of the brain tumor community, advocating for greater access to care and increasing enrollment in and funding for brain tumor research.
But more needs to be done.
We all know that it takes a family of heroes to forge ahead and help pave an unclear path. The evolving needs of someone impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis have a ripple effect on loved ones – families, friends and local communities – and therefore, education and resources are necessary to meet those needs. We also know there are fewer dollars going to brain cancer research at the federal level. The ABTA research grant program aims to partially bridge the gap to help accelerate a better understanding of brain tumors and potential treatments.
You can help.
Our Heroes All Around Us campaign shares the stories and voices of so many heroes in the brain tumor community who are making the impossible, possible. It takes a family to support a brain tumor journey: survivors, caregivers, researchers, medical professionals, donors and volunteers each playing a critical role. Your support fuels a legacy of forward-thinking ideas and innovation and delivers information and support to those who need it most. We hope our heroes inspire you to give to the ABTA.
We know that when we share our support, stories and experiences, more can be accomplished together. Please consider joining our family of heroes and donate today.
Ralph A. DeVitto
President and CEO
American Brain Tumor Association