Read Hilary's story and register for 2024 Spring Walk & Run events
Read Hilary's story and register for 2024 Spring Walk & Run events
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Inspiration Story: Healing and Resilience

Image of Hilary on her farm. Read her inspiring story.
In mid-2021, Hilary, a farmer in Adelaide Hills, South Australia, faced escalating lower back pain during the lambing season. An MRI unveiled a surprising cancer diagnosis – a myxopapillary ependymoma. Hilary was eventually connected with information and inspiration from the CERN Foundation and underwent successful surgery in October 2022. Recovery brought residual symptoms, but the support she found along the way was crucial.
The experience, marked by a swift diagnosis and successful treatment, illustrates resilience and the importance of valuable resources. Hilary is on a path to recovery and expresses gratitude for her newfound strength in her inspiration story.

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Register for 2024 Spring Walk & Run Events

National Brain Tumor Society is excited to announce registration is open for our 2024 Spring Walk & Run events! Make sure to let us know if you want to dedicate your team's support to the Ependymoma Fund with CERN. Create a team, register as an individual participant, or volunteer today!
Direct your questions about our NBTS-hosted events to We hope to see you in 2024!
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The CERN Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society have joined forces to help people with ependymoma and advance ependymoma research toward the development of new and better treatments through the creation of the Ependymoma Fund for Research and Education. Today, the CERN Foundation is officially a designated program of the National Brain Tumor Society. Donations to the Ependymoma Fund for Research and Education will be made on the NBTS website and used to support research efforts that will benefit both ependymoma patients and research through CERN. Emphasis will be placed on CERN’s historical model of supporting work that translates basic science into clinical practice. The Fund will also address overcoming barriers to clinical trial accrual and the development of new clinical studies for ependymoma patients. Additional funds will be used to support educational efforts through print, media, and awareness events. The new collaborative Ependymoma Fund will continue CERN’s practice and tradition of involving and collaborating with other scientists, medical providers, foundations and supporters of ependymoma research.
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