NF Network Webinar on Dec. 9 about Patient-Centered Research

on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. Posted in Blog

Vanessa MerkerJoin the NF Network on Wed., December 9th at 7:00 PM CST for an all new webinar presented by Vanessa Merker, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Over the past few years, researchers and policymakers have realized that incorporating the patient's and family members' preferences and ideas into research leads to more important and more useful discoveries.

NFE Athlete Spotlight: Michael Rasco, IRONMAN Kona

on Monday, 16 November 2015. Posted in Blog

Michael Rasco running smMichael Rasco recently competed in the IRONMAN World Championship event in Kona, Hawaii on behalf of the Children's Tumor Foundation. He finished in an amazing time of 13:04 and has raised over $46,000 over the past year for this event! He and his wife Missy have been involved with the NF Endurance team and Cupids Undie Run in Louisville for many years and they raise money for Missy's son Hunter, who has NF1.

What was your favorite part of race week?
My favorite part of race week is all the excitement and energy that is on the island. Everyone seems to know that there is this epic race with an amazing finish that will demand you to push farther dig deeper than you ever thought possible!

8th Annual Dancing With Our Stars Benefit Crowns New Champion, Raised over $170,000

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Foundation News & Events, Blog

Blog 2015 dwos IMG 0573 smAfter months of rehearsals, local Arkansas celebrities demonstrated their dance moves at the eighth annual Red Carpet for Research event "Dancing with Our Stars," on Thursday, September 10, 2015! Hosted by the Arkansas Chapter of the Children's Tumor Foundation, the evening set a record for attendance and support, over 400 guests helped raise over $170,000 for NF research!

CTF Young Investigator recipient Gerald Sun published in neuroscience medical journal

on Monday, 09 November 2015. Posted in Blog

Sun Gerald Photo smGerald Sun, PhD, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, was recently published in Nature Neuroscience, a multidisciplinary journal that publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of neuroscience. The study, Latent tri-lineage potential of adult hippocampal neural stem cells revealed by Nf1 inactivation, was funded by a Children’s Tumor Foundation Young Investigator (YIA) award in 2012.

currently a postdoctoral fellow at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Transcript: Part 1 of FOX 2 Detroit's exclusive sit-down interview with Dan Gilbert

on Thursday, 05 November 2015. Posted in Blog

dan gilbert fox interview

On November 4, 2015, Fox2 Detroit aired part 1 of Huel Perkins’ exclusive sit-down interview with Dan Gilbert. Click here to view the segment; keep reading for a transcript


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