Founded in Hopes of Helping

Our Mission

The Lilabean Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research (LBF) was founded in 2011 to help save the lives of the 4,000 children a year who are diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer.

LBF looks to help identify and fund projects at the Brain Tumor Institute (BTI) at Children’s National Medical Center; and eventually at similar institutions around the country that are dedicated to finding more effective and less harmful therapies for pediatric brain cancer.

Additionally, LBF seeks innovative communication approaches to help raise awareness of the severity of pediatric brain cancer and the funds needed to sponsor critical research. Our hope is that LBF will have an extraordinary impact on the lives of the many beautiful children affected by this terrible disease.

The Lilabean Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) organization.
Tax Exempt #45-4877388

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More then 4,000 children a year are diagnosed with a brain tumor (11 a day)

Founded in Hopes of Helping

Supporting the funding of pediatric brain tumor research

In the recent past, very little research had been done. LBF was founded in hopes of helping to find new therapies and drugs in addition to the conventional ones.

Our hope is that LBF will have an extraordinary impact on the lives of the many beautiful children affected by this terrible disease.

The Lilabean Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit (501c3) organization committed to supporting the funding of pediatric brain tumor research.


Awareness

We seek to bring public awareness to the severity of pediatric brain cancer and the funds so desperately needed to sponsor this critical research.

  • More then 4,000 children a year are diagnosed with a brain tumor (11 a day)
  • Brain Tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children 10 and under
  • Over the past 20 years, ONLY 2 NEW drugs have been developed to treat pediatric brain cancer
  • ONLY 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget supports pediatric cancer research and only 8% of that amount supports brain tumor research
  • ONLY 1% of the American Cancer Society’s public revenues support pediatric cancer research

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