The Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research was established in 2007 in honor of Nick, a loving husband, father, son, brother, friend and so much more. His diagnosis of a stage IV GBM was devastating to his family. There was no family history and the early warning signs were missed by everyone.
The Foundation was created with two goals in mind:
- Raise Public Awareness of the early warning signs – We believe it is crucial in the battle against brain tumors to educate people about the early warning signs of brain tumors and the proper diagnosis techniques. Increased awareness will result in earlier diagnosis for those who develop a brain tumor and an earlier diagnosis, in turn, will give the patient a better chance of winning the battle.
- Support Brain Tumor/Cancer Research: While there have been great advances in breast, lung, prostate and colon-rectal cancers, little progress has been made in the early diagnosis and treatment options for those stricken with a brain tumor. We firmly believe that more focus on and research of the causes of brain tumors and more effective treatment options is critical to improving the life expectancy and quality of life for survivors.