In April 2017, Head for the Cure launched its first program built specifically for patients and caregivers: Brains for the Cure—an online navigator to help them understand, manage, and cope with all the twists and turns of a brain tumor diagnosis. The doctors of the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, who’ve seen or used the site since its launch, have responded enthusiastically, and many have signed on to help guide the site into the future.
More importantly, patients and caregivers tell us that this site helps them in ways that no other resource does. When there’s nobody to turn to and everything feels overwhelming, Brains for the Cure offers a level of understanding that meets them exactly where they are and helps them find a useful forward step to take, whatever their situation.
With timely articles from the scientific and personal perspectives, more than 200 videos of physicians, caregivers and patients sharing their stories and resources developed to ease some of the journey through treatment, Brains for the Cure connects the brain tumor community to let those fighting know they are not alone.
Brains for the Cure is completely funded through the Head for the Cure Foundation. Head for the Cure primarily raises funds through 5K events hosted across the country and uses funds to support clinical research and patient/caregiver programs. To learn more or to get more involved, visit www.headforthecure.org.