SO…WHERE IS YOUR MONEY GOING?
Our ﬁrst funding project is very special because the idea came from John.
During John’s treatment, we saw ﬁrst-hand the lack of activities available in the hospital for young adults. Although there were a lot of toys and games available, they were meant for younger patients and were not relevant or interesting to the older patients like John. So the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation created and donated “John’s Cart of Fun” to The Lurie Children’s Day Hospital. The cart contains 30 iPads for patient use. The cart will supply a much needed distraction for these young people who can spend up to 100 days a year in clinics and hospitals.
Moving forward, our primary focus is funding research designed to gain an understanding into the complexity of this disease.
HIGH GRADE GLIOMA SCHOLAR AWARD
The John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation supports physician scientists conducting patient-oriented research on pediatric brain tumors with a focus on high-grade gliomas. The goal is to enhance research in high-grade gliomas in search of enhanced basic understanding, novel therapies, prognostic variables, and breakthrough treatment strategies, particularly in a younger patient population. Click here to read about this year’s recipient…
We have put together a multidisciplinary medical advisory board which will represent some of the best and brightest clinicians from around the country to help guide us in identifying and funding specifically targeted pediatric brain tumor research and treatment options to achieve our ultimate goal: the eradication of pediatric brain tumors.