Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - West Region
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of childhood brain tumors
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About Us

The West Region of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the first line of support for families of children with brain tumors on the west coast. Our services include:

  • Family Camps - Weekend family camps which bring together families for a weekend of fun camp activities and the best of family programs.
  • Spanish speaking programs - provide regular support to Spanish-speaking families through our hospital and clinic visits, family camps and support meetings.
  • Hospital and Clinic Visits - with patients and their families at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Oakland
  • Veteran Parent Program - which provides parent-to-parent mentoring, matching parents of recently diagnosed children with trained parent volunteers.
  • Teen and young adult - group activities like movie premieres, graffiti art and dances.
  • Kidshops - directed by our team of specially trained social workers, offering children the chance to share their feelings and make new friends.
  • Parent education meetings - featuring presentations by carefully chosen experts, question and answer sessions, and personal group discussion.
  • Books and information for parents when their child is diagnosed, along with print and online newsletters, a website and an email support network.
  • Social gatherings - pool parties, bowling parties and holiday parties that allow families to form bonds in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.
  • PBTF-West Region continues to walk alongside families after they have lost a child to a brain tumor, with our We Can Have Hope family camp and support meetings.
  • As part of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – the world’s largest nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research – the West Region supports research projects to improve treatment options and search for a cure.