Welcome to the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation web site!

Two of our major events are coming up this fall. We look forward to seeing you there.

2015 CBTF Superheroes 5K and Kids Fun Run - October 18, 2015 at Meadowbrook Park

2015 Casino Gala - November 14, 2015 at the Manor Country Club

We are pleased to continue to fund research to find a cure for this devastating disease. It is only through fund raising that we are able to fund medical research on Childhood Brain Tumors and provide hope for families. Please consider donating or volunteering to support CBTF.

Site Search is a terrific tool for finding information. The site is organized into three main areas:

Patients and Families has support and resources to help cope with the challenges of a childhood brain tumor. In this area also are the fundraising events so critical to CBTF's research funding.

Medical Information has technical information about diagnosis, treatment, late effects, and clinical trials.

The Researchers area has information about the CBTF grant process, Grant summaries, and a history of funded grants.

Please take a moment to explore the new site and let us know what you think!

Remember to visit us on Facebook and help spread the word.

Years of dedicated efforts have been voluntarily and freely given to sustain the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation and its mission. The supporters, renown advisory, and countless volunteers that have embraced our mission to fund research in hope of cures and improved quality of life for children affected have helped us succeed in funding excellent research programs over the past twenty years.

Casino Games • Silent Auction • Buffet Dinner • Live Band and Dancing

Join us for the 21st annual Casino Gala at luxurious Manor Country Club in Rockville, MD and help us raise funds to support our fight against childhood brain tumors! This annual event is held in honor of all the children who have fought against this devastating disease. Support for this fund-raising event will benefit patients and our funding initiatives for research programs. The gala is an action-packed event with many activities:

  • Buffet Dinner
  • Casino Games
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Music and Dancing
  • Open Bar

Save the Date:

When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Hours: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Manor Country Club, Rockville, Maryland
Activities: Games, buffet dinner, live music, open bar, terrific silent auction!


The casino is managed by our expert blackjack dealers and pit boss craps to make the games exciting.  We look forward to seeing our supporters in November.  If you know of potential sponsors please have them e-mail the Foundation:  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:

2015 Be AMYazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Childhood Cancer Survivorship Conference: Focus on Brain Tumors

CBTF Enters its 22nd Year

...and more!

Join us for our annual CBTF SUPERHEROES 5K on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Meadowbrook Park, Candy Cane City, Chevy Chase.

Gather your friends and create a 5K team to run with us and help fund vital research initiatives.

Sponsoring or creating a team enables CBTF to fund important research to help treat and cure childhood brain tumors, as well as support patients and their families through resources like this site.

2015 Superheroes 5K Registration:

For more details, to donate, or to register please visit

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

In this issue:

2015 Clarksburg High School Dance Marathon

2015 Casino Gala

Run with the Saints

Research Updates

...and more!

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation
Children's Health Care Systems

are Pleased to Present

Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Focus on Brain Tumors
Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:30AM - 5:00PM

The purpose of this (free) one-day conference is to provide comprehensive information presented by experts, covering topics that may be relevant to survivors of childhood cancer. Health education, preventative care, and guidance provide support to families ands survivors.

Activities for children: arts and crafts, story time, movie selections, photo booth fun, games, puzzles, and more...

Attendees will receive a conference notebook inclusive of conference materials. End of day door prize drawing....

Please RSVP for this free conference by printing the attached brochure and mailing your registration or by sending your information via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

E-mail if you have any questions or missed the deadline.



National 4-H Youth Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD


Special thanks to the Rocking Moon Foundation for their generous support.

Medical professionals, CBTF, and parents helped plan this conference. All speakers and volunteers are honored to be part of this day.Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation

CBTFCBTF is an all-volunteer organization was founded in 1994 by families, friends, and physicians of children with brain tumors. CBTF’s mission is to raise funds for scientific research and heighten public awareness of this most devastating disease to improve prognosis and quality of life for those that are affected.


The Brain Tumor Institute at Children’s Health Care Systems, led by Roger J. Packer, is a multi-disciplinary, internationally respected collaboration, which evaluate one out of every 10 children in the United States with a brain tumor.

The Institute is boldly trying to eliminate radiation, especially in infants.

Students at Clarksburg Highf the activities raised $19,238.25 during the school’s annual overnight Dance Marathon fundraiser in memory of Sam Moore, a Clarksburg High freshman who died of a brain tumor in 2012.  The proceeds from this year’s 12-hour event and other related fundraising projects go to the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation to support our efforts to fund research and find a cure.

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The 2015 grant application is now CLOSED! The CBTF Grant Application can be completed online at the follow link:

Grant applications must be submitted electronically using the online system: The deadline date was Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:00 PM.

Extensions will not be permitted under any circumstance and applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

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

In this issue:

2014 Superheroes 5K

Funded Grants

Research Updates

8th Annual Tennis for Tumors

...and more!

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