The Beer for Brains Foundation


For many, a brain cancer diagnosis remains a death sentence. The life expectancy of those suffering from gliomas, the most common and most aggressive form of brain tumour, has changed little in 40 years.

On average, patients die within 9-12 months of receiving the diagnosis. Yet the most cruel aspect of this illness is the way it attacks individuals from within – steadily robbing them of their ability to perform basic tasks and making it increasingly difficult for them to interact with loved ones and the world around them.

Brain cancer alters personalities. It impairs mental functions, disrupts speech, paralyses limbs and, ultimately, leaves its victims with little freedom or dignity. It not only takes lives, it drastically reduces quality of life.

The Beer for Brains Foundation is an Arizona-based non-profit organisation of craft-beer lovers, distributors and brewers, who are committed to raising public awareness about brain cancer, Engendering Compassion for its victims and Helping Fund ground-breaking research leading to a cure.

The organisation believes in having fun while supporting a worthy cause and stages unique, large-scale craft-beer appreciation/fundraising events across the country, working independently or in partnership with breweries and local organisations.

The money raised currently goes to support the development of cutting-edge brain cancer research and treatment options GBM Agile. The GBM AGILE Global Team is creating a knowledge-based adaptive standing clinical trial (learning system) – that can identify more effective therapies faster and more efficiently – for the benefit of GBM patients.

Brain cancer is the second leading type of cancer in children under age 5 and the third-most common type in young adults.

 

It’s all in your mind. You can make it a good day or bad day. I choose to make every day a good day.”

Louis Dolgoff lost the first love of his life to brain cancer. He talks to Carey Pena about the loss, and finding a way to make sense of it all. He put his love and knowledge of craft beer to work, building the Beer For Brains Foundation.

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About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

Posted on 15 May, 2017, in Blog, Brain Cancer, Types of Cancer and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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