Howdy All,

My wife works for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and I wanted to share what they are doing for Giving Tuesday.

First, if you are unfamiliar, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world’s largest nonprofit solely dedicated to the pediatric brain tumor community. My wife and her fellow PBTF peeps serve the more than 28,000 children and teens in the United States who are living with a brain tumor diagnosis. My wife does their marketing, some of which I have directly lifted and re-purposed here.

The PBTF offers free educational resources about brain tumors, a toolkit for newly diagnosed families, college scholarships and much more. Their nationwide events include Ride for Kids motorcycle charity events, Starry Night walk/runs, and Vs. Cancer fundraisers. Recently they also launched The Imaginary Friends Society, a series of 20 animated short films cast with characters inspired by the imaginations of kids themselves. These imaginary friends explain a wide range of complicated cancer topics in a way that kids can understand. Because the more they understand about their treatment, the less scary it will be. The videos are amazing and should be seen. One was done by Titmouse, who have done some of my favorite cartoon series.

Anyway, your generosity can help cure the deadliest pediatric cancer and help families navigate their child’s brain tumor diagnosis. If you donate on Nov. 28th you can make an even BIGGER impact. Starting at 8am ET on Giving Tuesday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match up to $2 million of funds raised for U.S. nonprofits via Facebook. All fees will also be waived by Facebook that day.

So if you were thinking about donating to something for Giving Tuesday, please consider the PBTF.



p.s. One of the most beautiful IFS videos: