Breakthrough technology for children with brain tumors

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Better imaging is one key to better treatments.  Here is an exciting story about a new “molecular flashlight” being developed so that imaging of medulloblastomas in children will be more accurate.  This will enable treatment to be carefully targeted.

Click this link to read the article:  http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2013/august/flashlight.html

Making Headway Honored

MAKING HEADWAY FOUNDATION HONORED AS 2013 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT

New GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews

Chappaqua, NY (August 9, 2013)–Making Headway Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” says Catherine Lepone, Executive Director.  We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including our commitment to fund a $1 million grant to a new neuro-oncology laboratory at NYU Langone Medical Center as well as  our many supportive services for children in the metropolitan area who are battling brain and spinal cord tumors.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Making Headway Foundation received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.  For example, one person wrote, “The Making Headway Foundation changes lives every day. The volunteers and professionals involved with this non-profit are caring, committed, and tops in their respective fields – seeking constantly to improve the quality of life for children with brain tumors and their families and caregivers.”

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Making Headway was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year.

“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with Making Headway have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization.  The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit.  This award is a form of recognition by the community.

About Making Headway Foundation Making Headway Foundation provides care and comfort for children with brain and spinal cord tumors while funding medical research geared toward better treatments and a cure.

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