Last weekend, the Raymond A. Wood Foundation (RAWF), a brain tumor patient advocacy nonprofit organization, hosted the Pituitary Brain Tumor Virtual Conference in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The event brought in an audience of brain tumor survivors and caregivers from around the globe.
Registration is now open for the Pituitary Brain Tumor (PBT) Virtual Family Conference hosted by Raymond A. Wood Foundation (RAWF) in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Originally named the Pituitary Brain Tumor Day to be held this past May at CHOP, the event was postponed until November in light of COVID-19 and is now officially going virtual. The PBT Virtual Conference is slated for Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th via Zoom and includes keynotes, breakout sessions, roundtables and virtual family networking.
The Raymond A. Wood Foundation (RAWF) launches the third year of “Art of Surviving,” a virtual art exhibition that celebrates the creativity of the brain tumor community during the month of May, which is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Brain tumor patients and survivors, along with caregivers and family members from all over the world submitted over a hundred entries in all types of media, including photography, digital art, drawing, painting, printmaking, 3-D, multimedia, and creative writing.
For those out there that have followed our story since Alex’s diagnosis, you might have heard me say over and over again that there are blessings in this journey. Sometimes, on the hard days, it is a reminder to myself to get through that day, like an affirmation, and sometimes, when I say it, it’s a a joyful expression. Yesterday, there were many moments of joy.
Ocean City, MD — Survivors of craniopharyngioma, a rare and complex benign brain tumor, and their families joined together for the inaugural East Coast Cranio Survivors Picnic at Northside Park in Ocean City on Saturday. The group also included spouses, parents, siblings and grandparents, who provide support to each other on Facebook as part of a group page specific to the tumor. The picnic was organized in part by the Raymond A. Wood Foundation (RAWF), whose mission is to provide quality-of-life support for survivors of childhood brain tumors and their families.