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One Quarter Equals Big Change

pbtf-logoWelcome to the “One Quarter Equals Big Change” campaign page.  Our partnership with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) involves every member of the Aardvark Trash Family.  Every month on the last day of the month we count our active customers.  For each customer we donate One Quarter (0.25 cents) to Cure the Kids.

With six kids between the two owners families we felt Pediatric Brain Tumor research was an important issue that was underserved by our community.  The foundation helps kids in need.  Our donation no matter how small now will grow as we grow and we hope someday to drastically reduce the number of children that die from brain tumors.

You will find information about PBTF below.  Visit our fundraising page here.

Mission Impact

When you give to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, you can be confident that your gift matters.  Here’s how we’re making the world a brighter place for children with brain tumors.

ADVANCING SCIENCE

As the world’s largest nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research, we’ve invested more than $24 million in research since 1991, including:

  • Research projects that focus on children and encourage the development of new therapies produce more effective treatments, increase years of life lived and improve quality of life
  • PBTF Institutes at Duke University, the University of California, San Francisco and Canada’s Hospital for Sick Children
  • Funding to Mario Capecchi, PhD, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his research into gene targeting and medulloblastoma
  • Seed funding for the prestigious international journal Neuro‐Oncology
  • Long‐term funding for the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S., the country’s largest brain tumor database

SUPPORTING FAMILIES

We’re committed to providing educational and emotional support to families affected by childhood brain tumors in many ways, including:

  • More than 1,100 college scholarships to pediatric brain tumor survivors
  • Educational materials in English and Spanish to help families understand diagnosis and treatment options
  • A family support team to answer questions and makes referrals
  • Invitations to family‐friendly events that lift spirits, give hope and provide supportive environments

RAISING AWARENESS

The more we know about childhood brain tumors, the closer we’ll be to a cure. Our outreach efforts include:

  • Founding membership in the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, which educates lawmakers and promotes legislation to improve the lives of young cancer patients
  • National programs and events that bring the issue of childhood brain tumors to the forefront in local communities
  • Uniting with nonprofits, businesses and corporate partners to increase our impact.