This abbreviated list below is provided for information only. Also, click on the link at the end for additional research organizations.
The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) – www.braintumor.org
Dedicated to promoting a cure for brain tumors, improving quality of life and giving hope to the brain tumor community by funding research and providing patient resources, information and education. The NBTS sponsors Brain Tumor and Angel Adventure Walks in many different cities across the U.S. that raise awareness and funds for research and patient services. Many friends and family of Nick’s participate and volunteer in the DFW Brain Tumor and Angel Adventure Walk each November held at Trinity Park in Ft. Worth. The Nick Gonzales Foundation also established a research grant with the NBTS in Nick’s honor specifically focusing on studies dedicated to glioblastoma brain tumors.
The Grey Ribbon Crusade and Heroes of Hope – www.greyribboncrusade.org
The Heroes of Hope initiative seeks to create dynamic action in the drive for funding of brain tumor research through a synergistic approach. The program invites the general public and those in the brain tumor community to join the Grey Ribbon Crusade and become part of a united force against brain tumors to increase visibility through a strong national brand allowing the utilization of a combined scale of accomplishments and resources while preserving individual and organizational goals, without additional layers of financial commitment. The Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research is a proud member of the Grey Ribbon Crusade.
The Brad Kaminsky Foundation – www.tbkf.org
Their mission is to raise awareness of brain tumors and raise funds for research so that effective treatments and A CURE may be found. They are also dedicated to providing support and resources to those affected by the disease, and work with other organizations for the betterment of patients and families to bring about a cure as quickly as possible.
BRAIN – U.S. National Institutes of Health – www.ninds.nih.gov
Information on neurological disorders and research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke via the Institute’s Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN).
The American Brain Tumor Association – www.abta.org
The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. They have a wide range of resources available and an especially helpful “Help with Side Effects” section.
There are a number of other great brain tumor research organizations. Go here to find out more.