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The Florida Brain Tumor Association Announces a $600,000 Gift for the Advancement of Pediatric Brain Cancer Research

January 30, 2012

The Florida Brain Tumor Association is especially delighted to acknowledge its newest donors, the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Children’s Brain Trust for their recent gift of over $600,000. Their combined gift to the will be used to fund an initiative focused on identifying and granting monies to organizations and/or individuals that will hasten the advancement of pediatric brain cancer research.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2012

The Florida Brain Tumor Association (FBTA) is proud to announce a significant advancement in fundraising for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research. The New Year came bearing more gifts for the brain tumor community, after an unprecedented growth in the amount of funds donated to research by the FBTA in 2011. The loyalty of long-time association supporters continued to remain strong, despite the still-sluggish economy; and, as the year came to a close, the generosity of the FBTA donors was highlighted by the new commitments made to the organization.

The Florida Brain Tumor Association is especially delighted to acknowledge its newest donors, the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation (MCHF) and the Children’s Brain Trust (CBT) for their incredibile contribution to the FBTA in the amount of just over $600,000. This donation will be used to fund an initiative focused on identifying and granting monies to organizations and/or individuals that will hasten the advancement of pediatric brain cancer research. Only 4% of the NCI budget is currently dedicated to pediatric cancer research.

It was publically announced at the close of 2011 that the U.S. Senate introduced a resolution that reaffirms the nation’s long-standing commitment to cancer research. However, the citizens of this country should not solely rely on the Government to sustain the level of research funding that is needed to develop cures to the cancer and illnesses that we seek. Funding must come on a much greater scale from the private sector in order to make the neccessary strides to fight such a deadly disease.

The FBTA and the entire brain tumor community applaud both the MCHF and CBT for their leadership and incredible support. Their gift will be used to create the Bret Hale Memorial Fund at the Florida Brain Tumor Association and help this organization to make a real and meaningful difference. With the science of cancer realizing incredible changes this last decade, this organization vows to increase their commitment to fund research with the goal of helping to contribute to the defeat of brain cancer, and all cancers, once and for all. The actions of MCHF and CBT has provided the FBTA with an outstanding opportunity to do just that.

About the Florida Brain Tumor Association:

The Florida Brain Tumor Association (FBTA) is a non-profit 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization that is supported by the generous contributions of individuals, corporations & foundations. Visit http://www.fbta.info for more information.

Mission of the Florida Brain Tumor Association:

. To provide hope, support and education to brain tumor survivors and their families

. To conquer brain tumors by funding research into their causes and cures

. To enrich the quality of life of those touched by brain tumor disease

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