searching the cure for brain tumors The B.R.A.I.N. Foundation
 Brain Research And Innovations Now

Dedicated to finding a cure for brain tumors! The Brain Research And Innovations Now (B.R.A.I.N.) Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to find a cure for brain tumors. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our Federal Tax ID # is 42-1634060.

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2 dovesIN MEMORIAM: 

It is with great sorrow that we inform you that Veronica Ronan, the founder of the B.R.A.I.N Foundation, passed away on September 13th, 2009 after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

Veronica gallantly fought this disease for 13 1/2 years.

She was a strong, wonderful, loving, brave, caring person and a vigilant advocate for finding a cure for brain tumors. 
One of Veronica's final wishes was that her husband, Tom Woodmaska, continue the good work of the B.R.A.I.N. Foundation in her memory. Tom has been honored to accept Veronica's request. 
August 1, 1961 - September 13, 2009 



As of 12/31/2012, the B.R.A.I.N. Foundation has succeeded in raising a total of $330,224.54.

To all of our contributors:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The B.R.A.I.N. Foundation was founded in March 2004 by Veronica Ronan, a 3-time brain cancer survivor. After a great deal of research by the founder, she came to realize that brain cancer has been and remains an orphan disease for three reasons:

  1. there exists a lack of awareness about the disease generally and the statistics relating to it 
  2. brain tumor research has clearly been an underfunded and underserved field of research 
  3. there are a lack of champions for the cause 

It also became evident to the founder that although amazing medical discoveries were taking place in the world of brain tumor research, those discoveries were not becoming a reality due to a lack of funding for medical research dedicated to the cause. The B.R.A.I.N. Foundation was therefore created in an effort to change that by raising money for medical research dedicated SOLELY to finding a cure for brain tumors.

Please join us in becoming a champion for this most worthy cause!

find cureIt is estimated that during the year 2000, approximately 359,000 people in the United States were living after the diagnosis of a primary brain tumor.

find cureAn estimated 40,900 new cases of primary brain tumors were expected to be diagnosed in 2004.

find cureIt has been estimated that for every 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 131 have been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

find cureBrain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children under the age of 20.

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