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1st Annual Brains Matter Patient and Caregiver Education and Awareness Day

September 21st, 2012 at Gilda’s Club, Seattle, WA 8-5pm (Social Hour from 5-6pm) We’ve been hard at work getting our Guest Speakers and all the details arranged for our 1st Annual Brains Matter Patient & Caregiver Education and Awareness Day on September 21st. We are so excited to be able to bring this opportunity to […]

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Brain Tumor Warrior

What is a Brain Tumor Warrior?  A Brain Tumor Warrior is anyone who is fighting a brain tumor, whether it’s the person with the brain tumor, a caregiver, loved one, or friend.  I am a Brain Tumor Warrior.  My Dad is the one fighting the brain tumor that has ravaged his body and taken away […]

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PET Scans: Their Value in the Treatment of Brain Tumors

Part 1 PET and Brain Tumors Staging Brain tumors are usually detected through imaging anatomical techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), and these imaging tests are usually performed if a patient displays the symptoms associated with brain tumors. If the brain tumor is malignant, often the symptoms that the patient […]

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Turning up the Heat on Brain Tumors

A broken heart is sometimes the motivating factor in making a difference. An angry heart can be the catalyst to making changes and leaving your stamp on life. I have had both, a sad and an angry heart. My mom died from a Glioblastoma Multiforme. I was sad to lose such a wonderful person and […]

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Brain Tumor Support Group Schedule for 2012

The Elliott Foundation would like to share the 2012 Brain Tumor Support Group from The University of Washington with our community.  This support group is open to brain tumor patients, loved ones, and caregivers alike.  Attending a support group can be a very helpful and valuable addition to anyone who is facing a brain tumor […]

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TWIVE AND RECEIVE, Thursday June 14th, 2012

The Elliott Foundation/Chris Elliott Fund will be representing Bellevue, WA and competing against 200 other cities across the United States tomorrow, June 14th in the TWIVE AND RECEIVE one day event! We know that Twive and Receive is a competition to win $30,000. But it’s more than that. More than 200 cities across America will […]

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What is Respite Care?

There are sixty-five million Americans who care for an elderly or disabled loved one, a role that can be extraordinarily taxing, both physically and emotionally. Family caregivers often find themselves “teetering by a thread.” They report higher levels of stress, physical strain and poorer health than non-caregivers. Fortunately, relief is available in the form of […]

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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. In acknowledgement of this time of increased attention and awareness, the American Brain Tumor Association (http://www.abta.org) offers these “Top Ten” facts and statistics about brain tumors

1)    More than 600,000 people in the United States are currently living with a brain tumor—approximately 209 out of every 100,000 people. 2)    Senator Edward Kennedy, composer George Gershwin, film critic Gene Siskel, singer and actress Ethel Merman, Major League Baseball player Gary Carter, and Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former US Vice President Walter Mondale, all died […]