part of the The John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation differs from many other foundations in two important respects. First, 100% of the money you commit goes into furthering our mission. 
We will push for advancements in the care and treatment of pediatric brain tumor patients by facilitating better coordination of information between patients and providers, improving the quality of life for patients, and funding specifically targeted pediatric brain tumor research and treatment options to achieve our ultimate goal: the eradication of pediatric brain tumors.
JOHN MCNICHOLAS lived a lot of life in his 15 short years with us ...more
a random day in May when I received a phone call from Abby’s school ...more
Finn’s story begins at birth. He was born with his twin sister in Madison ...more
Leah is our oldest daughter, she has taught us everything about ...more
The John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

The Live Like Initiative

Giving makes a difference


Go Gray In May

Please help us in raising awareness by having your student body or business GO GRAY for a day in May! For more information contact Amy McNicholas at
Look out for our New 2021 Go Gray Shirts coming in April

Upcoming Events

our events have united people of all ages and backgrounds to raise awareness and money and to promote the “Live Like John” mantra; we’ve sponsored large scale softball tournaments, small scale “Live Like John” bracelet sales and everything in between.
Get involved today:

live like abby walk-a-thon

Partnering with School District 123 and the Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School

May is Brain Tumor awareness month!

Help spread the word!

Live Like Finn Kickball Tournament

Raffles, prizes, trophies, special guests, and lots of fun!

Beverly Hills Turkey Trot

Start a new Thanksgiving Tradition!

Help us make a difference

The cure rate for most brain cancers is significantly lower than that for many other types of pediatric cancer. Help us make a difference

cause of death by Disease

Among Children Ages 1-14 years. Let’s change that

kids diagnosed today

with a brain tumor.With your help we can give them hope.

year the current treatment was developed

Known as the "Old War Horse" is the best treatment for a pediatric brain tumor -developed in 1954 and was made for adults.

JMPBTF raised

we are proud to say that our efforts have resulted in funding over $2 million in pediatric brain tumor research so far.
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