Mission & Vision

HomeMission & Vision

We are focused on creating a better future for hypothalamic-pituitary brain tumor patients while contributing to the greater ecosystem of brain research and patient care.


Raymond A. Wood Foundation (RAWF)  was incorporated in December 2016 and is a 501(c)3) nonprofit organization with a goal to support survivors of hypothalamic-pituitary brain tumors and their families/caregivers by providing a means to for access to education and resources that may help with ongoing chronic conditions that result from the brain tumor or treatment while advocating for the patient’s voice in research and ongoing medical care. The foundation is named for Alex Wood, a craniopharyngioma brain tumor survivor.

Alex Wood
Raymond Alexander Wood, age 12, diagnosed at age 4.


The mission of the Raymond A. Wood Foundation is to empower hypothalamic-pituitary brain tumor survivors with an improved quality of life by providing access to education, technology, and evolving treatments


To be the patient advocacy organization for hypothalamic-pituitary brain tumor survivors.

Core Values & Guiding Principles

Creativity and Innovation

Seeking new approaches to create solutions or improve systems to better serve the community.

Integrity and Transparency

Inspiring trust through open communication internally and externally. 

Empathy, Care and Compassion

Always operating from a place of understanding of the challenges that face all within the community.

Ethics and Confidentiality

Keeping all information pertaining to patients, survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals in confidence.

Support Our Mission

Your support can make a lasting impact on our mission, empowering us to create positive change and transform lives of these brain tumor survivors. Join us in championing this cause, and together, we can pave the way for a brighter future, not only for these patients, but for brain research and patient support.

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