NEW YORK, NY – January 17, 2018 – The temperatures outside may still be in the single digits, but the Children’s Tumor Foundation is looking forward to warmer days ahead, with the announcement of an exciting new 5K race tour called the “I Know a Fighter 5K” to raise awareness and funds for the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis, or NF, which causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. The I Know a Fighter 5Ks will take place in 10 cities across the United States starting this spring.
On January 20, 2018, the second annual Two Counties, One Cause basketball tournament will take place at Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg, New York. This charity tournament brings together basketball teams from all over Rockland and Westchester Counties for an evening of basketball competition in the name of NF awareness. Last year, the event raised over $14,000 for NF research.
Tappan Zee High School head basketball coach George Gaine is the driving force behind the charity tournament. Coach Gaine stepped off the court to tell us what inspired him to organize this event.
Over the past 40 years, there have been tremendous advancements in neurofibromatosis (NF) research, many of which can be traced back to research funded by the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). From the very beginning, this Foundation was able to achieve a great deal for patients and families affected by NF.
Your ongoing support has allowed us to take huge steps forward in 2017 in the fight against NF. Your efforts and contributions have been instrumental in advancing neurofibromatosis research, providing hope for the millions worldwide who live with NF, and bringing us ever closer to our shared goal of ending NF forever.
The new issue of NF News, the official newsletter of the Children's Tumor Foundation, is now available! In this issue you will find:
- New Pharma Partnership
- Synodos Progress
- Believe We Can End NF Campaign
- Gala Highlights
- Stories of NF
- And so much more!