As a 20-year brain tumor survivor, and on behalf of my fellow board members, greetings from the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation.

The SBTF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit voluntary health organization and public charity. Our primary mission is to improve the quality of life for brain tumor patients and their families, and to provide funding for research so that a cure for brain tumors can be found. SBTF board members are volunteers; we come from different backgrounds, and have regular jobs and regular daily stresses. We are current patients, healthcare professionals, survivors, those touched by a friend or family member’s diagnosis, and those who simply support the SBTF’s mission. It is our common dedication to the SBTF that brings us together.

Over the last 16 years, the SBTF has funded nearly $2.3 million in research grants. This funding resulted from the success of our annual fundraiser, the Race for Research, which is held in the fall in Atlanta, Georgia, and the individual fundraising efforts of our supporters.

In addition to raising funds for research, the SBTF offers a monthly support group led by a nurse practitioner that is held the first Thursday of each month. Our support group offers a safe and supportive environment for patients and families to share their experiences and receive support. The SBTF also strives to educate the brain tumor community by providing regular research updates and making available access to resource information for those affected by the disease.

It is you, our fellow advocates, who have enabled this organization to support the brain tumor community’s necessary emotional, informational, and scientific needs. We deeply appreciate your invaluable contributions.

To learn more about the SBTF, speak to a member of our Board, or to request information, please contact us at 786-505-SBTF (7283) or via email at


Michelle Roback-Kraynak
SBTF President