Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Caring Causes: Children's Brain Tumor Foundation National Sibling Support Program

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) announced their $150K fundraising goal to pilot the National Sibling Support Program. While many programs support brain tumor patients, siblings are often left without support for their trauma. 
In honor of National Siblings Day, held April 10th, CBTF aims to build an online and face-to-face program in order to gain more understanding of issues siblings face, and to provide clinical and peer support for this often-neglected group. 
“My sister Ilana had Medulloblastoma. She was diagnosed when she was three years old. When she was five and I was seven she passed away from the brain tumor. I don’t know where I’d be without CBTF” said Stephanie Angel, founding family member of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. 
The #ForTheSibs campaign will run through the month of April and so far has received support from Rumer Willis, Melissa Joan Hart, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Maia Shibutani, Alex and Marko Vaga, Yoshi and Peter Sudarso, and Hudson Yang. More names to be announced.
The organization is also proud to receive 25% of proceeds from select Shake Shack locations when National Siblings Day is mentioned at the register on April 10th – and this month CBTF is featured on WeAre8: The People’s Platform and Evite® as their suggested non-profit.
Additionally, to help reach fundraising goals Represent and CBTF created limited-time only t-shirts and hoodies with 100% net proceeds going towards the campaign. 

About Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
A non-profit organization, CBTF was founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends. Our mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.

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