The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated mission to providing hope and support to brain tumor patients and caregivers, while advancing brain tumor awareness, quality of care, and brain tumor research.
Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc. ("CTBTA") funds support Patient Assistance Funds, brain tumor research, local brain tumor programs, scholarships for survivors and caregivers, and patient outreach and awareness efforts. Learn more about us by watching the video celebrating the CTBTA's ten years of serving the brain tumor community and reading about our impact, below.
Serving the Brain Tumor Community
- CTBTA Patient Assistance Funds help brain tumor patients and their families in need at Hartford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Yale Brain Tumor Center, and St. Vincent's Medical Center.
- CTBTA Brain Tumor Research Funds support brain tumor research right here in Connecticut at the Yale Brain Tumor Center, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, and St. Vincent's Medical Center.
- CTBTA Neuro-team Funds support local brain tumor programs, helping to provide specialized medical equipment to improve patient comfort and treatment and to support brain tumor symposiums and nurse navigator positions at to help brain tumor patients from point of diagnosis and throughout treatment.
- CTBTA scholarship funds provide college scholarships for brain tumor survivors and caregivers pursuing their college dreams, made possible through the Reginald Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
- CTBTA's Patient Outreach connects newly diagnosed brain tumor patients with Survivors, Survivors with Survivors, and Caregivers with Caregivers.
- CTBTA awareness initiatives support of our mission to increase awareness of the disease and the need for better treatments and the cure.
CTBTA Events for 2018
Gray Ribbon Club Meeting
Join us for the next Gray Ribbon Club meeting at our CTBTA office at 45 Nod Road, Avon, CT on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. for an open house and mixer. Refreshments will be served and brain tumor patients and their caregivers are invited to attend for support in a social setting. More info about the Gray Ribbon Club.
Path of Hope 5K
This inspiring awareness, fundraising, and community event will return in October of 2018. Please check back for more information. Join us for this powerful day of support!
COMMUNITY HOSTED EVENTS
Hoops for Hannah
Hoops for Hannah is a fun and easy way to honor the memory of Hannah Taylor, a lifelong UCONN basketball fan, who lost her courageous battle with brain cancer at 32. This annual fundraiser combines her love of the NCAA tournament with her desire to combat this disease.
Hoops for Hannah is free to participate and gives players the option to donate. This year, donations will be split equally between the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information, and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2).
To participate, click on HOOPS FOR HANNAH to create a bracket on CBS Sports' website. Create or use your current CBS user login to view your bracket and make your selections. Hannah's family is providing a prize for the winner of the Hoops for Hannah contest!
Deadline to register is Thursday morning, March 15th.
Teen Trivia at the Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford
Student Emily Lemkuil will once again host the 5th Annual Teen Trivia Challenge at the Kingswood Oxford School on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. High school students from around the state are invited to participate and put your heads together for a great cause. Tickets are just $20 per person and include food, prizes, and a great trivia game all to benefit the CTBTA. For more information and to sign up to get into the game: Download the flyer!