Resources

Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program

Education

  • CURE Childhood Cancer is an organization dedicated to conquering pediatric cancer through research, education and support of patients and families.
  • Brain Tumor Foundation for Children offers year-round events and holiday celebrations for children of all ages and their families; educational materials; a quarterly newsletter; the Larry Dean Davis Educational Scholarship for survivors of childhood brain or spinal cord tumors who are Georgia residents; direct financial assistance for patients treated at Georgia hospitals; and a parent support group.
  • Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by dedicated parents, physicians and friends to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors.
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation  is an organization committed to providing support, education and advocacy for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors of childhood/adolescent cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them.
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation  is a nonprofit organization that supports people in managing and surviving cancer.
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivors  is a nationwide network of independent organizations and individuals working in the area of cancer support and information.

Research

Events

  • Tools for Living Symposium is a conference for parents and family members of children with brain and spinal cord tumors.
  • Camp Sunshine offers a two-week summer camp and year-round programs for children with cancer and their families.
  • Deliver the Dream is a retreat that serves families facing serious illness or crisis by helping them to enhance coping skills, reduce stress and cultivate relationships. Call 888-687-3732 for more information.
  • Ronald McDonald Camp is an overnight camp located in Pennsylanvania’s Pocono Mountains for children with cancer and their siblings.
  • Camp Mak-A-Dream is a camp in Gold Creek, Mont., that offers sessions for cancer patients and their siblings.