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March 7, 2014 CTBTA President, Tracey Gamer-Fanning, offers a personal message of hope for those who hear the words, "You have a brain tumor."
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March 7, 2014 Coldwell Banker Cares Foundation Donates $500 to the CTBTA
The CTBTA thanks the Coldwell Banker Cares Foundation and Caroline Leite of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company of Simsbury for their recent $500 donation to the CTBTA. With this contribution, Coldwell Banker joins the CTBTA as its first Advocate Sponsor of 2014, offering hope and support to brain tumor patients and their caregivers. Shown here are Caroline Leite (right) and CTBTA Director, Jennifer Pace.
December 17, 2013 Strength in Numbers - West Hartford residents make battle against brain tumor a family affair
The West Hartford Press
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September 6, 2013 September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
What can you do?

Contact your legislators and let them know how important childhood cancer issues are to you.

Make your voice heard. Let them know that, according to the National Institute of Health, "leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system account for more than half of childhood cancers." Tell them childhood brain tumors need more funding for research. Tell them we need a cure.
July 24, 2013 Top 10 Things That Happened at CTBTA Awareness Night at the Rock Cats
July 11, 2013 CTBTA Raises $24,000 in the Fight against Brain Tumors
In honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, the CTBTA held its 2nd Annual "Laughter on the Brain" on May 16, 2013, and it was a rollicking success.
June 18, 2013 Hopeful News from Yale: Research Teams Find a Promising New Approach to Treating Glioblastoma
Doctors and researchers, eager to discover an effective way to treat glioblastoma multiforme, have new hope in a potential treatment developed at Yale.
June 10, 2013 Avastin Shows Disappointing Results As an Initial Treatment for Glioblastoma
According to research led by a team at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the angiogenesis inhibitor drug, bevacizumab — better known as Avastin — failed to increase overall survival rates or to provide statistically significant progression-free survival for glioblastoma patients when used as a frontline treatment approach.
May 31, 2013 We've Had a Wedding in the Family — A Real Life Fairy Tale
For the CTBTA's last post during Brain Tumor Awareness Month, here is a story that I've been saving since April 20th of this year. A real life fairy tale of triumph and love. A story about life.
May 31, 2013 Cycle of Life
Please support the amazing kids at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center's Cycle of Life this Sunday, June 2nd at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford. An inspiring day held to celebrate pediatric cancer survivors and those kids that are currently treating for pediatric cancer and to give them a day of smiles and fun. The CTBTA will be there! This year, the CTBTA is proud to sponsor three $500 college scholarships for graduating seniors who have brain tumors. Please join us in cheering them on.
May 8, 2013 Going Gray in May!
What are you doing in May for Brain Tumor Awareness Month? Maria Grove is wearing gray every day in May!
May 1, 2013 CTBTA Gives $25,000 to Saint Francis Hospital
The CTBTA presented Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center with a check for $25,000 on Monday, April 29, 2013 to support brain tumor patients.
March 26, 2013 The Wines of March Served Up Wine, Desserts, Humor, and Remembrance to Benefit the CTBTA
A daughter's love was evident on March 9, 2013 when Maria Grove hosted The Wines of March in memory of her mother, Katherine Wichlac, to benefit the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance.
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March 7, 2013 The Wines of March to Benefit Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance
The Wines of March, a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance (CTBTA), will be held Saturday, March 9 at 7:00pm at the Connecticut Concert Ballet studio in Manchester.
February 27, 2013 CTBTA Participates in National Brain Tumor Advocacy Effort
The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance has joined forces with the National Brain Tumor Society in a request to Congress, asking them to protect and prioritize research funding by the National Institute of Health.
December 14, 2012 CTBTA Comes Out to Support Simsbury High School Student, Kevin Moore, at the Moore Love Walk on November 18, 2012
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November 20, 2012 Trivia Night Raises Over $11,000 to Benefit the CTBTA
Question: What was a fun way to bring heads together to fight brain tumors? Answer: "Trivia Night,"hosted by Patricia and Charles Shimkus at Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford.
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November 14, 2012 Moore Love Walk Nov. 18 to benefit student who has endured many brain surgeries
Please come out and support The Moore Love Walk this Sunday, November 18th at Simsbury High School from 1 to 4 PM to benefit Simsbury High School Senior, Kevin Moore, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago.
To read Kevin's story and for more information...
November 14, 2012 wego health
The CTBTA is pleased to have been nominated for a 2012 WEGO Health Activist Award for Best Ensemble Cast to recognize "a group who advocates with tireless dedication and wide-reaching impact." WEGO Health created the Health Activist Awards to celebrate the accomplishments and recognize the commitment of leaders who raise awareness and make a difference in the on-line health community.
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November 7, 2012 Pictures from the 2012 Trivia Challenge
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October 22, 2012 4th Annual Horse Event Entertains, Inspires, and Shows Support for Brain Tumor Patients
On September 8, 2012, the Well-a-Way Farm hosted its 4th Annual Horse and Tent Event to benefit the CTBTA.
October 17, 2012 Pictures from the 6th Annual CTBTA Golf Tournament
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September 27, 2012 Girl Power: Four Inspiring Girls Honor Their Friend with Lemonade and Lollipops
While many kids spend their summer vacation looking for ways to get in their last bit of fun before school begins, four remarkable girls used part of their vacation on Cape Cod this August to raise money and awareness for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance.
July 16, 2012 From Dire Diagnosis, Comes Do-Rags, Strength And Wisdom From An 8-Year-Old
Morgan Platt looks and acts like a typical 8-year-old. She loves her American Girl doll, hip-hop dancing and listening to Justin Bieber. But one thing about Morgan is very different. She is living with a brain tumor
May 31, 2012 LAUGHTER on the BRAIN on May 24, 2012
We raised $17,000 at a comedy event at City Steam hosted by the BREWHAHA in Downtown Hartford.
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May 14, 2012 Donation to Saint Francis Hospital Helps 5-Year-Old During MRI
The following note was sent to us through our website. The CTBTA made a donation to Saint Francis Hospital towards the purchase of Cinema Vision Goggles and the mother wrote the note below thanking us for our donation.
May 5, 2012 West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square Announce Second Annual Spring Stroll
West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square will host their second annual Spring Stroll, "SHOP-DINE-STROLL-CARE" on Saturday, May 5th 10am-4 pm. The stroll provides residents of West Hartford and surrounding communities with the opportunity to shop and dine and receive special offers while learning about and supporting charitable organizations.
March 1, 2012 5th Annual Cycle of Life
On June 3, 2012, Connecticut Children's Medical Center will be hosting a special celebration for pediatric cancer survivors and children who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
Read the sponsorship brochure for more information...
February 15, 2012 FDA Warns of Counterfeit Avastin in U.S.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released this warning yesterday, February 14, regarding the distribution of counterfeit bevacizumab (Avastin) in the United States.
February 3, 2012 How the CTBTA's Family Assistance Fund has Assisted the Patients at Connecticut Children's and their Families
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February 2, 2012 Massage Special for CTBTA Friends
All friends of the CTBTA: CTBTA special offer from "Massage by Jodi" first time clients will receive a 1/2 hour Free when they purchase a 1/2 hour ($45) or an hour ($80) session. Call or email for an appointment. Jodi Wolf 860-712-9044 or jodiwolf@comcast.net
February 2, 2012 CTBTA awards the Yale Brain Tumor Center $25,000 for the CTBTA Brain Tumor Fund
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February 2, 2012 CTBTA awards St. Francis Hospital $25,000 for the CTBTA Brain Tumor Fund
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February 2, 2012 CTBTA awards Hartford Hospital $25,000 for the CTBTA Brain Tumor Fund
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February 2, 2012 CTBTA awards Connecticut Children's Medical Center $25,000 for the CTBTA Family Assistance Fund
The check presentation is on February 27, 2012 at 1:30 and is open to the public. More details will be posted soon.
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September 20, 2011 Spotlight on Brain Tumors. Watch Dr. Oz on Tuesday, September 20, 4:00pm (EST).
On Tuesday, September 20 at 4:00 (EST) on FOX, The Dr. Oz Show will dedicate the entire hour to cancer, highlighting "Your Biggest Risks and Biggest Solutions". One of the segments to be spotlighted is the risks and solutions for brain cancer.
September 13, 2011 IsoRay gets FDA OK for brain cancer therapy
Richland, WA-based IsoRay has obtained FDA clearance for its GliaSite radiation therapy system, a balloon catheter device used to treat brain cancer.
August 16, 2011 CTBTA to present a $100,000 pledge to St. Francis in the Main Rotondo.
August 13, 2011 Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance Awareness Night At The Rock Cats on July 19, 2011
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August 1, 2011 CTBTA Pledges $100,000 to Hartford Hospital's Brain Tumor Fund
Thank You letter from Hartford Hospital
August 1, 2011 CTBTA Pledges $100,000 to St Francis Care to create the CT Brain Tumor Alliance Patient Fund
Thank You letter from St Francis Care
August 1, 2011 CTBTA Donates to the Yale Brain Tumor Center
Thank You letter from the Yale Brain Tumor Center
July 13, 2011 CTBTA to present a $100,000 pledge to Hartford Hospital at the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center
Noon. There will be light refreshments in the Allen Building, located at 560 Hudson Street, prior to the check presentation at The Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center.
July 13, 2011 CTBTA Donates $15,000 to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center
On July 12, the CT Brain Tumor Alliance established a CTBTA Family Assistance Fund at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) to help families of children afflicted with Brain Cancer.
Thank You letter from Connecticut Children's Medical Center
May 12, 2011 Brain Tumor Survivors Unite!
This year's annual Sharing Hope Walk to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association will be held on Saturday, June 25 at the UCONN campus in Storrs.
May 1, 2011 May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Read More at the American Brain Tumor Association...
January 12, 2011 CTBTA Donates $10,000 to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center
A ceremonial check presentaion was made to CCMC's Department of Pediatric Hemotology and Oncolgy in honor of Margaret Helen Ashford.
August 13, 2010 Big Help Comes in Small Packages
Siblings from Minnesota Raise Over $500 for CTBTA
July 29, 2010 CTBTA Donates $10,000 to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center
July 1, 2010 Picture Perfect - Thanks to the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance
The CT Brain Tumor Alliance has made a special gift to Saint Francis, the second such donation in as many years.
March 29, 2010 Kids sell paper ribbons and soda to help support the CTBTA
They may be small in stature but their generosity is enormous. Siblings Lacey and Lars from Monticello, MN have been raising money for the CTBTA by selling homemade ribbons and soda.
March 4, 2010 Vaccine may shift odds against deadly brain cancer
It's not a vaccine in the traditional sense: It doesn't prevent disease. But like any vaccine, it triggers the immune system to attack an intruder, in this case, the cancerous cells.
February 1, 2010 CTBTA Supports the Yale Brain Tumor Center
Thank You letter from the Yale Brain Tumor Center
January 13, 2010 AJHKIDS Raising Money and Awareness for the Kids with Brain Tumors
AJHKIDS.org. Kids Helping Kids
AJHKIDS helped raise nearly $25,000 for the Center for Missing and Exploited Children several years ago with their delicious Peppermint Pies. Now the girls and the pies are back! AJHKIDS wants to start raising money and awareness for the Kids with Brain Tumors. Every penny we raise will go the research and treatment for the eradication of this awful disease.
November 16, 2009 Breaching a Barrier to Fight Brain Cancer
Getting drugs into the brain has always been a major challenge in treating tumors and other neurological diseases, because the blood-brain barrier, a natural defense system, keeps many drugs out.
September 12, 2009 Well-A-Way Farm Raises $14,000 for Brain Tumor Awareness & Research
Well-A-Way Farm hosted an evening of community, inspiration and fundraising, with a successful horse exhibition and tent event in support of the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance (CTBTA).
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June 2009 The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance donated $30,000 to the Yale Brain Tumor Center. We are proud to share in the vision and mission of the new Smilow Cancer Hospital and the novel research efforts.
May 28, 2009 Small Group - Giant Contribution
Hartford Hospital Progess Online
The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance donated $20,000 to Hartford Hospital in support of the Fred Cohen Memorial Symposium, the Brain Tumor Support Group, and the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Program.
Read More at Hartford Hospital's Progress Online...
Thank You letter from Hartford Hospital
April 2009 Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance Awards Grant to Saint Francis — $20,000 Provided for Brain Tumor Treatment
Saint Francis Care Web Site
The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance has awarded Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center a $20,000 grant to purchase technologically advanced radiation therapy equipment for the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center.
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Thank You letter from Saint Francis Hospital
November 2008 The CTBTA donates $10,000 to Hartford Hospital
May 2008 Jennifer Pace and Tracey Gamer-Fanning were given a "Courage Award" by the Voices Against Brain Cancer organization of New York
April 2008 The CTBTA donates $15,000 to Yale School of Medicine's Cancer Center for research development