Teeing off for a good cause.

Although the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation is small, it makes a huge difference in the lives of many San Diegans. The money raised from their annual golf event will go towards a number of different programs designed to relieve some of the everyday difficulties that come when you, a family member or friend has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

An estimated 22,850 adults and about 4,300 children and teens in the United States will be diagnosed with primary cancerous tumors of the brain. Brain cancers account for about 15% of pediatric cancers and are the second most common type of cancers in children. Treatment of pediatric brain tumors are more complex than any other childhood cancers, mainly since the brain controls learning, memory, senses, emotions, muscles, organs and blood vessels, and to make it more complex the presentation of symptoms vary. More than half of these are in children younger than fifteen and depending on the type of tumor, the survival rates vary drastically.

The non-profit, voluntary foundation was started in 2003 and designed to support the Brain Tumor community in San Diego. It is dedicated to providing essential resources and caring support for brain tumor patients, their families and caregivers. The goal is to ease this difficult journey in what so often feels like a hopeless situation and create a way to help support brain tumor patients. The foundation assists brain tumor patients in many different ways, such as no fees for services required, financial grants to cover treatment-related and symptom management expenses such as medical bills and chemotherapy treatments as well as short-term financial support for housing and living expenses.

The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation is a grass roots charity and runs primarily on donations and volunteers. If you are unable to make it out to tee off, you can make a difference in the lives of brain tumor patients by making monetary donations, gift cards for groceries and gas cards to help parents get their children to and from a doctor appointment. The foundation can also use donation services such as massage therapy, acupuncture, hair cutting, house cleaning and more. All funds go directly to patient services and there is always a need for volunteers to assist with mailings, fundraising events, outreach and much more!

The generous donations we receive from loyal supporters allows the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation to provide a number of different programs. We invite you to join their cause and come out for an enjoyable day of golf. Your involvement can make the difference!

Come out to swing and support the 14th annual Dennis Campbell golf tournament. The teeing off against Brain Tumors will be held on Monday, May 23. The event will be held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego. The first swing will take place at 12:30 P.M. A reception and dinner will follow at 6 P.M.