Wear Your Favorite Hat
And Donate a $1
For Pediatric Brain Tumor Research
Top 10 Brain Tumor Facts:
- You can't catch a brain tumor. They are not contagious
- Each year approximately 300,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with a primary or secondary brain tumor. 30,000 will be children. Every hour 35 people receive a diagnosis of a brain tumor.
- Brain tumors in children are different from those in adults and are often treated differently. As many as 69% of children with brain tumors will survive but they are often left with long-term side effects.
- Radiation therapy is not usually an option for children because their brains are not formed yet and are still growing.
- Brain tumors are the leading cause of solid tumor death in children under age 20 now surpassing leukemia and are the second leading cause of cancer death in young male adults ages 20-39.
- Brain tumor patients, including those with certain "benign" brain tumors, have poorer survival rates than breast cancer patients.
- There are over 120 different types of brain tumors, making effective treatment very complicated.
- Because brain tumors are located at the control center for thought, emotion and movement, their effects on an individual's physical and cognitive abilities can be devastating.
- At present, brain tumors are treated by surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy used either individually or in combination.
- Brain tumors have no age, ethnic, racial, or social boundaries.
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100% of funds raised will go to pediatric brain tumor research via the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc,
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity dedicated to speeding up the search for the cure of brain tumors!
Participating schools and businesses:
- Abc Corporation: Kansas City, KS [In honor of Jennifer]
- Joyce Kilmer School: Milltown, NJ
- Parkview School: Milltown, NJ