Donation Allocation

Humor to Fight the Tumor Foundation is committed to be good stewards with your generous donations. 100% of net proceeds go back to those institutions who are committed to researching brain tumors or patient services.

This year, we have partnered with three renowned institutions that will use funds from the gala to advance research efforts on a national level and close to home. We are continuing our long-standing partnership with the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and have developed new partnerships with the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic. We will also continue our tradition of granting funds to organizations in our local community to help improve the quality of life for individuals and families dealing with brain tumors.

Initial grants have to been awarded to:

  • The ABTA, to develop a low grade glioma registry
  • The University of Minnesota, to research the optimization of a specific inhibitor in dogs
  • Mayo Clinic, to research the manipulation of a protein called cyclophilin B to treat childhood gliomas and medulloblastomas