BEER FOR BRAINS FOUNDATION
Who We Are
What We Do
The money we raise currently goes to support the development of cutting-edge brain cancer research and treatment options at the new Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center (BTRC), in Phoenix, AZ. The BTRC is part of the Barrow Neurological Institute, one of the nation’s leading centers for brain tumor imaging, brain tumor surgery, cancer research and stem-cell science. Led by a team of clinical and scientific experts, the center runs brain tumor clinical trials and looks for ways to rapidly incorporate new scientific discoveries into patient treatments.
Why We Do It
For many adults, a brain cancer diagnosis remains a death sentence. The life expectancy of those suffering from gliomas, the most common and most aggressive form of brain tumor, has changed little in 40 years. On average, patients die within 9-12 months of receiving the diagnosis. Yet the cruelest aspect of this illness is the way it attacks individuals from within – steadily robbing them of their ability to perform basic tasks and making it increasingly difficult for them to interact with loved ones and the world around them. Brain cancer alters personalities. It impairs mental functions, disrupts speech, paralyzes limbs and, ultimately, leaves its victims with little freedom or dignity. It not only takes lives, it drastically reduces quality of life.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
The Mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
The Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. It has more than 80 chapters and branch offices nationwide and funds and accredits 115 CF care centers across the country, including 94 adult care programs, which provide patients and families with vital treatment and other CF resources. In addition, 54 affiliate programs provide multi-disciplinary care for CF with Foundation support.
The Foundation is one of the most efficient organizations of its kind. In 2006, nearly 90% of every dollar of revenue raised was available for investment in CF research, care and education programs. The National Institutes of Health and many prominent publications, including Forbes and USAToday, have heralded our innovative business model, which fuels drug discovery and development programs.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Is…Hope in Action
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Is…Building on Success
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation needs your help! To continue our lifesaving mission, we depend on the generosity of individual donors and corporations – we depend on people like you. Your support is critical to ensuring that the vital CF research moves forward. Working together, we can give children and adults with CF the quality of life and the future that they deserve. Please visit http://longisland.cff.org or call 516-827-1290 to learn more about our programs and events and see how you can get involved.