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With your generous support, we will continue to expand our efforts to improve the care and outcome of people with ependymoma.


There are many ways to support the CERN Foundation, a designated program of the National Brain Tumor Society. Your support is instrumental in moving forward critical projects to support the mission of the CERN Foundation: Committed to improving the care and outcome of people with ependymoma through community support and research efforts.

Give Now! Donate directly to the Ependymoma Fund on the National Brain Tumor Society giving page. If you would prefer to mail a donation, please print out and complete the donation form to enclose with your donation.

Create Your Own Event! You can create your own fundraising campaign or event to support the Ependymoma Fund for Research and Education and encourage others to donate by sharing your custom web page with your family and friends! You could hold a bake sale or cook-off, create a lemonade stand, hold an event at a local restaurant or bar, have a butterfly release, or sell t-shirts or bracelets. Be creative! Below are some examples of events others have created. Learn how to create your event with the guidance of the National Brain Tumor Society team.

Create a Facebook Fundraiser! Select National Brain Tumor Society as the nonprofit and include 'Ependymoma/CERN' in your fundraiser title. Telling your story and sharing it with family and friends is a powerful way to make a real difference. A Facebook Fundraiser is driven by sharing your story and provides an opportunity for your family and friends to join your efforts. Here are a few instructions for starting a Facebook Fundraiser. 1. Click on “Create” and select “Fundraiser” from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. 2. Select “Nonprofit” and then type in or select “National Brain Tumor Society”. 3. Fill in the fundraiser details and make sure to include “Ependymoma Fund” in the fundraiser title. For example: “Mary’s 50th Birthday for the Ependymoma Fund”. 4. Promote your fundraiser to family and friends. 5. Let us know how it goes!

Attend a Signature Event! Attend a National Brain Tumor Society walk, ride, or race and make sure to ask NBTS staff to designate your team for the Ependymoma Fund. 

Join the NBTS Gray Nation Endurance Program! Apply for one of NBTS’s charity teams or by selecting a race or endurance activity of your choice to celebrate a survivor, pay tribute to a loved one, or make an overall difference in the fight against brain tumors. You can ask for the money you raise to be restricted for the Ependymoma Fund.

Employer Matching Gifts - Double your impact! Now that the CERN Foundation is officially a program of the National Brain Tumor Society, you can increase the impact of your generous donation by asking your employer to match your gift dedicated to the Ependymoma Fund. More companies recognize NBTS for matching programs and this is an easy way to double your contributions. Contact your employer directly to see if your gift is eligible for a match. If so, please request a matching gift form from your employer, have it completed and signed by a company representative, and send the form to the National Brain Tumor Society with your gift. Once your form is received, we will ensure your gift is matched and designated for the Ependymoma Fund.

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