Fundraising for T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST
Please contact us about organizing a fundraiser
to benefit T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST.
Call 1-877-252-8480, or email the address at the bottom of the page.
Here are some stories of people who have done so:
(more stories will be added, please contact us so we may include yours)
Bob and Barb Gibbs who founded and run Miles for Hope have been long time members of T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST support groups. Miles for Hope organizes fundraisers to support novel research to treat brain tumors and prevent recurrence. In an effort to help fund patient support resources they empowered T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST to have fundraising teams at their walk/race events. 50% of the proceeds from what our teams raise will be granted back to T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST. Anyone can have a team to support BOTH organizations in this way by putting a prefix like "BRAIN TRUST Team: <My team Name>" in their team title. We are so grateful to Miles for Hope for this opportunity! Our first check from them was over $1,000 and our teams were also proud to raise funds for novel research.
The Healing Exchange BRAIN TRUST was approached by Sarah Pierce, the sister of Zach, a long term survivor of a pediatric brain tumor. She wanted to show her support for her brother and she enlisted her sister, Emily, to shave her head as well, and they have launched this campaign in Spring 2010 to help us raise awareness about brain tumors. Zach has been living with a brain tumor since he was 5 years old. He's now a high school student. Life with a brain tumor can be a huge and life altering challenge. When people hear the words "brain tumor" many automatically think you are dead meat, and give a look of condolence. Few people in the general public understand that more and more people are living longer with brain tumors thanks to the advances it treatment and surgical technology. These survivors still need ongoing support. The Pierce family raised over $2000 for T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST. For more information, see the video here.
Flory and her friend Fiona raised money for T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST with a Lemonade stand in New York City. Their great efforts in memory of Flory's dad who was overcome by a brain
tumor are deeply appreciated and demonstrate that every contribution counts. Thank you girls for showing that anyone can be a leader in our community regardless of their age or experience!
We are so grateful to the friends and family of Arky Pollokoff for organizing The Golf Outing in his memory from 2002 to 2009 which raised over $65,000 for T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST over the years. The family also established a scholarship fund in Arky's name at his alma mater, Bucknell University. Here is a news article about the outing in 2007.
As a high school senior, Rita Lewis, the daugter of a brain tumor survivor organized a Walkathon with her classmates who participated in the
Helping People with Cancer club at her school. The event raised over $4,400 in one day for T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST. She is now a student at
Rutgers University studying Social Work and hopes to continue her efforts to assist our organization which has been important to her family.
McCarthy, RN, a brain tumor survivor, activist and
playwrite wrote and produced a play based on her brain
tumor survivor story which she named "Out of My Head."
She taped the production of the play along with the panel
discussion of health topics and advocacy issues which
followed moderated by veteran news reporter Garry Armstrong.
Ms. McCarthy is generously making the recording available by donation only to benefit T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST. To obtain a copy of this
impressive program please make a donation using this form.
Conn-Levin and her husband produced a
musical entitled "A New Brain" by the Tony award winning
creator William Finn to benefit T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST.
For the last several years T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST has been
the beneficiary of an annual David M. Bailey concert hosted by The Steeple Coffeehouse. We are
grateful to Gary Kavanaugh for making this possible as well as the volunteers from the Pilgrim Church in Southboro, MA.