We’d like to welcome a new ‘Friend of Beer Breakfast‘…. the Children’s Tumor Foundation and their Racing 4 Research program. We look forward to working with them in the near future by spreading the word about their incredible efforts in developing a cure while helping children, adults and their families having to battle this common disorder.
Since its inception in 1978, the Children’s Tumor Foundation has grown into the largest non-government funder of neurofibromatosis, or NF, research in the world. The Foundation is the driving force behind research aimed at finding treatments and a cure for NF – a common, yet under recognized progressive disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects one in every 3,000 children, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease combined, and can lead to a wide variety of complications, including blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities and excruciating and disabling pain. Pioneering NF research funded by Children’s Tumor Foundation is shedding new light on cancer, brain tumors, learning disabilities, and bone abnormalities – ultimately benefiting the broader community, in addition to those with NF.