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Register for an Educational Event About Molecular Classification

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Join us for an Educational Event on cIMPACT-NOW: advancing the molecular classification of ependymal tumors

National Brain Tumor Society and the CERN Foundation are hosting a virtual educational event on the new ependymoma molecular classification updates released in the cIMPACT now update 7 publication on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12pm. Dr. David Ellison, Chair of Pathology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Dr. Mark Gilbert, Chief of the Neuro Oncology Branch at the National Institutes of Health, will be interviewed by Kim Wallgren to help educate patients and care partners on how molecular classification is done, why it is important to the community, and explaining the recent updates involving ependymoma. If you would like to pre-register for the virtual event and receive emails regarding the event, email us at

Host a virtual CERN fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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 family and friends! Learn how to create your event with the guidance of the National Brain Tumor Society or contact us if you have questions about fundraising at Below are some resources:
  • Start a Facebook Fundraiser: Use Facebook to create a virtual fundraiser with your family and friends. When drafting your fundraiser, make sure to designate the National Brain Tumor Society as the beneficiary and include ‘Ependymoma Fund’ in the event title.
  • Host a DIY Fundraising Event: Bring together your family and friends, all at a safe distance, by hosting a virtual DIY fundraiser to conquer and cure brain tumors. Consider one of the virtual fundraising ideas listed or come up with your own!
  • Create an Endurance Contest: Take on one of the listed Gray Nation endurance challenges or choose your own, and set up your Gray Nation Endurance fundraising page to put meaning behind your social distancing miles and moves!

Press Forward

By Jill
CERN Inspiration Story

During a family trip, Jill knew something was seriously wrong when she started experiencing multiple different neurological symptoms that included shooting pain throughout her upper body. Multiple trips to the ER finally revealed a soft tissue mass in her spinal chord that was believed to be the culprit of the symptoms she was experiencing. Jill offers encouraging advice about pressing forward during obstacles and the power of connecting with others.

Read Jill’s full story.
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