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Go Gold and Gray Every Day: Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Launches National Awareness Initiative


Every day, 13 children and teens are diagnosed with a brain tumor in the United States. And every day after, they are in a fight for their life. More children die from brain tumors than any other disease in this country; those who do survive face a lifetime of physical, psychological and cognitive side effects.

“Alexander has had to be a fighter his entire life," says Alyssa Zerges, Alexander’s mother. “He has had numerous MRIs, two PET scans, CT scans, more needle pokes and X-rays than I can count, as well as 16 surgeries. Even though this has slowed Alexander down just a bit, it has not dimmed his spirits or smile! He amazes and inspires us daily!”  

Families like Alexander's are the reason the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is committed to funding the most promising cures and care. And we are honored to partner with the Zerges and more than 20 other pediatric brain tumor families to launch Go Gold and Gray Every Day during Brain Tumor Awareness Month.

Go Gold and Gray Every Day is an ongoing national awareness initiative to give anyone, anywhere, anytime an easy-to-use DIY platform to share their story, raise funds for research and family support, and inspire more people to join the PBTF in our mission to Care. Cure. Thrive.  

You’re invited to Go #GoldAndGrayEveryDay by donating today or signing up to fundraise in honor or memory of a loved one. To make it as easy as possible, we’ve also created a digital toolkit to help you spread the word.

Access the digital toolkit and get involved at With your help, we can give all kids with brain tumors the opportunity to fight for their dreams, not for their lives.