During the 2017 Volunteer Leadership Council meeting in Seattle, WA, outstanding volunteers were acknowledged for their continued service to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. This year's theme, "Our Shining Examples," is representative of the great value we place on our volunteer leaders at CTF. The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year Award. Annette Bakker, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Children’s Tumor Foundation, recognized Christy Wheaton of Leoanrd, Michigan as CTF’s Volunteer of the Year.
On March 19, 2017, 43 athletes gathered in New York City for the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. The team raised over $85,000 for NF research!
The Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team gives participants the opportunity to run, bike, or swim in endurance events across the country. We asked one of our athletes, Dawn Lowell, why she races with us and what it means to her family.
This month marks the eighth consecutive Cupid’s Undie Run to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid’s has grown in leaps and bounds since 2010, when participants raised $10,000 to now, in 2017, when they’ve brought their eight year total to over $10 million for NF research. Everyone’s favorite Valentine’s-themed party has shown us all once again what an amazing group of people can do for the NF cause.
Triathletes will compete and raise money to fund rare disease research
NEW YORK -- The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is pleased to be the exclusive official charity partner for the Tri Fort Worth triathlon, which takes place in Fort Worth, Texas on May 21, 2017. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects one in 3,000 people of all populations; currently there is no effective treatment or cure.