About Us

We are a group of individuals who were brought together by a diagnosis of a brain tumor. A diagnosis which turned our world upside down.

Founded in 1995, the SBTF operates exclusively as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and is a public charity. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors is dedicated and driven to make a significant impact toward finding a cure for brain tumors. The SBTF’s mission is to improve the quality of life for brain tumor patients and their families and to raise funds for brain tumor research so that a cure can be found. The Board directives strive to ensure all decisions result in the maximum allocation of funds to their intended purpose; namely brain tumor research grants and brain tumor support group services.

We fund scientific research and investigator-initiated clinical trials focused on finding a cure for brain tumors.  Since 2005, the SBTF has awarded more than $2.3 million in research grants  and 43 research projects have been funded.

Brain Tumor Support group meetings, designed to give brain tumor patients, their families, and caregivers access to information and resources,  can help to navigate the brain tumor journey. These meetings, conducted throughout the Southeast,  provide an opportunity to share experiences, to learn about current therapies, and to receive information about various aspects of brain tumor diagnosis and treatment.

Our Primary Fundraising Event


Monies raised through our primary fundraising event, Race for Research, help us accomplish our mission.  The 18th Annual Race was a timed 5K and a 1K fun-run which occurred Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Central Park within Atlantic Station. Located in the midtown section of Atlanta, GA, this live-work-play community offers a perfect setting for our event.  Individual and Team registrants come together as a brain tumor community.  They join forces, raise funds, and raise awareness of the need to support brain tumor research.  This is a family event which includes a tot trot for those five years and younger.  Race for Research is open to all age groups and the 19th annual event is (tentatively) slated for Saturday, September 15, 2018

Our Acknowledgements and Certificates


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