We are working to improve treatment options for, and ultimately eradicate, non-cancerous brain tumors and cavernous malformations.

Nearly 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year. They join more than 700,000 Americans who are currently living with the fear, frustration and uncertainty a brain tumor diagnosis brings. Approximately 68% of these tumors non-cancerous, while 32% are malignant. All types of brain tumors can be deadly, even non-cancerous brain tumors, if they interfere with portions of the brain responsible for vital bodily functions. Brain tumors do not discriminate, inflicting men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities.

American Brain Tumor Association

Our Impact

We are making an impact by helping to fund cutting-edge brain tumor and cavernous malformation research.

Remarkably, since our founding in July 2015, we have raised over $900,000!

We have supported some remarkable research initiatives at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, Duke University and many many more. We have expanded to provide micro-grants to research initiatives at top hospitals, universities and foundations in the world, including:

  • Angioma Alliance
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Centenary Institute in Sydney, Australia
  • IFOM the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology in Milan, Italy
  • International Neuroscience Institute in Hanover, Germany
  • Mirrx Therapeutics in Germany
  • University of California at San Diego
  • University of California at San Francisco
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania

This is a real testament to both [founder] Riley’s tenacity, grassroots organization, and how much people care about these conditions and the kids [like Riley] who are being affected by them.

-Dr. Edward Smith, Director of Pediatric Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital

We have done this entirely with the generosity of our amazing donors, our tireless volunteers, and a completely volunteer board of directors and junior board of directors.