NEW YORK – May 13, 2015 – The Children’s Tumor Foundation is pleased to announce that, thanks to the generous gifts of three donors, every dollar donated during the month of May to support our efforts to end neurofibromatosis will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Neurofibromatosis, or NF, is a genetic disorder that can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout body. NF manifests in three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. It affects one in 3,000 people of all populations; there is no effective treatment or cure.
“These Matching Gift Programs established by longtime supporters of the Foundation, Jim Bob and Laurée Moffett, for NF1, Carol Harrison, for NF2, and Richard and Erica Horvitz, for schwannomatosis, are energizing the entire NF community as we come together to fight NF on all three fronts,” said Annette Bakker, PhD, Children’s Tumor Foundation President and Chief Scientific Officer.