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.

The Cure Rate for Most Brain Cancers

is significantly lower than that for many other types of pediatric cancer.

These brain tumors require specific research and different treatments. At this time, brain cancer research is grossly underfunded and the public remains unaware of the magnitude of this disease.

We are heartbroken that John, Abby, Leah, and Finn lost their battles but their journeys revealed there’s a war to be won. This is not just a story about our children. Tomorrow, thirteen parents will get the news that their son or daughter has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. And so our journey has evolved from a personal journey for our families to a united journey of responsibility. The way our children lived their lives to the fullest and faced their illnesses with courage and grace has inspired many to “Live Like” our babies. In the spirit of our brave, beloved kids, we have created this foundation and continue to fight in their honor.

JMPBT Foundation Board Members

The Board of Directors for the John McNicholas Brain Tumor Foundation is comprised of our family and friends who bring expertise in the area of law, education, medicine, and finance. Twenty-four individuals with one mission to bring Better Care and a Better Cure!
Shannon Anderson
Kim Bohanek
Beth Bradley
Marti Doherty
Jackie Dunn
Dr. Jason Fangusaro
Gina Fiaschetti
Susan Flood
Dr. Lisa Franco
Marla Goldberg
Tom Gorman
Ann Hartnett
Rick Larsen
Dana Levinson
Tom McCormick
Amy McNicholas
Ed McNicholas
Amy Moran
Dennis Myers
9007 S Leavitt Street.  |  Chicago Illinois 60643
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