One of the unique things about the Children’s Brain Tumor Project laboratory is how personally we all take this work. Nothing shows that quite like the hallway of our lab, which is lined with photos of children whose lives were claimed by these terrible, incurable tumors. We see these faces every day, to remind us that we are not just scientists working on cells. We are working for children, and for the families who love them, in a daily race to find new treatments. Every picture on our wall tells us the story not just of a child but of that child’s devastated family, and as we walk past each one we remember why we do what we do: to create hope.
This holiday season, however, we are facing a shortfall in our laboratory funding.
We need your help to provide these critical missing dollars – to keep our researchers going, keep the supplies coming, and meet all the expenses we incur every day to do this important work. Can we count on you to help?
Later this month we’re planning to light up the lab hallway in honor of the children whose faces motivate us every day. These kids, and the families who face each holiday knowing the pain of having lost a child, deserve to be honored. Will you join the effort? For each donation of $100 or more, we will add your name to our virtual lights in honor of these children. By the end of the month, we will turn on the strings of actual lights as well!
Please be as generous as you can. We rely on our donors so very much – to date about 70% of our total funding has come from private donations like yours. You pay our salaries, you buy the equipment and supplies, you allow us to run the experiments and publish results. And it’s paying off! We have made so many discoveries in the past five years, adding so much to the scientific knowledge base, and we know we are getting closer to finding answers. Please help us keep going!
Click here to make a secure online donation. Every dollar counts! If you can give $100 or more, be sure to fill in the fields that let us know how to inscribe your virtual lights. If you have questions or you’d like more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always happy to hear from you.
Thanks again for your support – we could not do this without you!
Dr. Mark, Dr. Jeff, and the whole team at the CBTP