at Bolger Center

Join us for a fantastic gathering!

A fundraiser that supports vital research initiatives for childhood brain tumors.  Partner in helping fund research cures. An evening that includes:  recognition of nurses, games-blackjack, pool, and more!  Excellent cuisine, beverages, silent auction, and live music.  If we have great weather the fire pits and tiki torches will be lit. 

November 11, 2017


Honored Guests (nurses & NPs): Deborah Lafond; Elizabeth Leitzer; Lauren Hancock; Tom Killmond; Julia Mascia; Katherine Dinterman McHugh; Alisa Perry; Rachel Raskin; and Kim Walker

 Special thanks to our lead "Hero" sponsor:  FD Associates, Inc.

Pony Express Bar & Grill @ Bolger Center
9600 Newbridge Drive
Potomac, Maryland

Tickets may be purchased via our Give Direct (Support Us) or by check:

Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation
20312 Watkins Meadow Drive
Germantown, MD 20876

Per ticket (you choose the ticket price you prefer): Veteran $85 (special rate in their honor);  Regular $100; Patron $150; Sponsor $250

Children are welcome, contact us.....

Be sure to include in the online message box or in mailed information:  names of all attendees, number of tickets, e-mail, phone #, and address where tickets should be mailed.

If close to the event, ticket pick-up at the door.  We look forward to seeing you at this unique and fun-venue!

Donations and corporate sponsorship are also welcome.

If you would like to be an event sponsor or have questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Neurotransmitter is a semi-annual newsletter published by The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.

In this issue:

2017 BeAMYazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Education and Updates for Brain Tumors

CBTF Party

...and more!

Dear Researchers,

The 2018 grant application process will reopen in November 2018. Grant applications will include 1.) our overall grant program for pediatric brain tumors at $30,000 per year for up to two-years; and 2.) applications for pediatric glioblastoma multiforme ($45,000 one-year).  We look forward to posting the application process in the fall.

Family Adjustment and Coping:  Models & Challenges

Lisa Jacobson, Ph.D., CN, ABPP
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Tackling school challenges in survivors of pediatric brain tumors:  Learning tools and strategies for the 21st century

Kristina Hardy, M.D.
Children’s National Health System

Childhood Brain Tumors: Challenges Ahead

Roger J. Packer, M.D. (Morning Keynote Speaker)
Senior Vice-President Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Brain Tumor Institute, Director, Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute
Children’s National Health System


The Neurotransmitter is a semi-annual newsletter published by The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.

In this issue:

2016 Casino Gala

Board of Directors

Spring 2017 Events

...and more!

Kirsten Baker is the Managing Director at PRISM. Kirsten manages PRISM's largest commercial account and promotes the development of other internal hires.  She recruits, hires, trains and mentors new Recruiting and Sales team members and work with referral networks, continuing to launch careers in creative, technical, niche, executive and other in-demand skill areas. Contributes to employer branding, strategy and brainstorm sessions.

Eva B. Perdahl Wallace, MD, hematology and Oncology, Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill, is a practicing Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist in Washington, DC.  Dr. Perdahl-Wallace graduated from Umea University in 1981 and has been in practice for 34 years. She completed a residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Perdahl-Wallace also specializes in Pediatrics. She previously practiced at Children's National Medical Center Surgery and an affiliation with Children's Hospital of The King's Daughter and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Dr. Cheng-Ying Ho, Assistant Professor of Pathology at University of Maryland School of Medicine, has a research focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and regeneration of cutaneous mechanosensory neurons.

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