Brain tumors affect people from all walks of life. In 2021, our dad John Tiller was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive type of brain cancer. During that time, John pursued innovative types of treatment, including proton therapy. In honor of our dad this year, we are fundraising for the National Brain Tumor Society and participating in the Atlanta 5k "Race for Hope" in June 2023.
There are approximately 87,000 new cases of primary brain tumors diagnosed each year in the United States. Brain tumors are most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 40 and 60. Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children. Donating money to brain tumor and cancer research can have a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals and families facing these challenges.
The National Brain Tumor Society plays a pivotal role in brain tumor and brain cancer research. The NBTS works closely with researchers, medical institutions, and advocacy groups to foster collaboration and accelerate progress in medical research. In 2020, the organization invested more than $4 million in research grants.
Our Dad’s passion for wargaming and research demonstrates the power of curiosity, exploration, and a desire to make a difference. By donating to the National Brain Tumor Society, you continue his legacy of pursuing meaningful causes.
National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research and advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community. Your support ensures this important work will continue.