Bringing NF out of the shadows.

Shine a Light NF Walk is the signature fundraising event of the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), bringing neurofibromatosis (NF) out of the shadows and inspiring the community to come together to raise critical funds for NF research.

NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and affects one in 3,000 people of all populations. Today, there is no cure for NF.

Join CTF to Shine a Light on NF - start a team or find a Shine a Light NF Walk near you!

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Upcoming Events

Shine a Light NF Walk | Utah

May 11, 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

Shine a Light NF Walk | Idaho

May 18, 2019 • Meridian, ID

Shine a Light NF Walk | Cincinnati

May 18, 2019 • Mason, OH

Shine A Light NF Walk Boston (New England)

Jun 8, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm • ,

Shine a Light NF Walk | Iowa

Aug 10, 2019 • West Des Moines, IA

Your Impact

When you participate in or make a donation to a Shine a Light NF Walk, you are funding research to help better the lives of the millions living with neurofibromatosis, our NF Heroes. Thanks to the generosity and hard work of donors and supporters like you, we have seen incredible advances in NF research, and tremendous growth in our Foundation’s programs for NF patients. 

Fundraising Incentives

The Children’s Tumor Foundation appreciates the time and energy our participants put into fundraising to help us end NF. We recognize their efforts through our Shine a Light NF Walk Fundraising Incentive Program.