#GivingTuesdayNow 5-5-20 thru Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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May 5, 2020


May 31, 2020

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month!!

On this the first #GivingTuesdayNow we focus on two of our 2020 Graduate Scholars who’s parents were both affected by a brain tumor.  With your help, our hope is to support these graduates financially as they prepare for their first year in college.  Click to donate NOW.

Read their stories and more about this global day of giving below:

Natalie Zajczenko is one of our #GivingTuesday Book Scholarship Recipients.  She is a member of the brain tumor community because her mom had a meningioma tumor.    A meningioma is a tumor that forms on the membranes that cover the brain (called the meninges) and spinal cord just inside the skull.  Ninety percent of meningiomas are benign.  Natalie is a volunteer at Lurie Children’s Hospital, an AP Scholar with distinction at Lane Tech HS in Chicago, IL.  She plans to study BioChemistry & Music at Case Western Reserve University and become a Medical Researcher.  Natalie wants to limit the impact of socioeconomic disparities caused by access to healthcare.


Katelynn Nguyen is also one of our #GivingTuesday Book Scholarship Recipients.  She is a member of the brain tumor community because her mother has an irremovable pilocytic astrocytoma. A pilocytic astrocytoma is a slow-growing type of brain tumor. The term “astro” or “astrocyte” comes from the name of the star-shaped cells from which these tumors develop. Katelynn does community service through Interact Club making baskets for cancer patients and supporting fundraisers.  She is a volleyball player and honor student at Hoffman Estates HS in IL.  She plans to attend Northwestern University in the Fall to become a biomedical engineer.


#GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity–to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.  Even as we practice physical distancing, we can remain connected through kindness and generosity even without physical proximity. There is no reason that our physical separation means we can’t provide the financial, emotional and social supports that nurture our families and communities & support 2020 graduates. Click to donate NOW.