Media Alert: May Is Brain Tumor Awareness Month
FOUNDER OF PEDIATRIC CANCER CHARITY AVAILABLE TO ADDRESS THE PREVALENCE OF THE LEADING CANCER KILLER AMONG CHILDREN
OCEANPORT, N.J., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. In the U.S. alone, 700,000 people are living with a brain tumor diagnosis. Of this number, approximately 28,000 were children. The number of new cases of pediatric brain tumors for 2013 ?is estimated at approximately 4,671 (or 12.8 each day). Five-year survival rate for pediatric brain cancer is less than 20%.
WHO: The Kortney Rose Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charity founded by Kortney’s parents, after her death in 2006 from a rare brain tumor, to create her legacy of helping other children through the promise of research. Since inception, the foundation has built a playground in Kortney’s name, donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the pediatric brain tumor research program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and was instrumental in passing legislation naming May as brain tumor awareness month in the State of New Jersey. http://www.thekortneyrosefoundation.org
WHEN: Throughout the month of May, Kristen Gillette, Founder of The Kortney Rose Foundation will be available to the press to discuss her personal story, the need for private philanthropy and promise of research being conducted at CHOP.
HOPE: Last month, CHOP was awarded a $14.5M grant to lead the first-ever pediatric “Dream Team” focused solely on creating new treatments for the four most deadly pediatric cancers, of which malignant brain tumors top the list. http://www.chop.edu/news/chop-oncologist-leads-first-pediatric-dream-team.html
for The Kortney Rose Foundation
SOURCE The Kortney Rose Foundation