Who We Are
Based in Arizona we also are one of only a handful of beer industry-related charities currently operating in the United States.
What We Do
The money we raise currently goes to support the development of cutting-edge brain cancer research and treatment options at the new Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center (BTRC), in Phoenix, AZ. The BTRC is part of the Barrow Neurological Institute, one of the nation’s leading centers for brain tumor imaging, brain tumor surgery, cancer research and stem-cell science. Led by a team of clinical and scientific experts, the center runs brain tumor clinical trials and looks for ways to rapidly incorporate new scientific discoveries into patient treatments.
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Why We Do It
For many adults, a brain cancer diagnosis remains a death sentence. The life expectancy of those suffering from gliomas, the most common and most aggressive form of brain tumor, has changed little in 40 years. On average, patients die within 9-12 months of receiving the diagnosis. Yet the cruelest aspect of this illness is the way it attacks individuals from within – steadily robbing them of their ability to perform basic tasks and making it increasingly difficult for them to interact with loved ones and the world around them. Brain cancer alters personalities. It impairs mental functions, disrupts speech, paralyzes limbs and, ultimately, leaves its victims with little freedom or dignity. It not only takes lives, it drastically reduces quality of life.
About The Beer For Brains Foundation