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.

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.

2016 grants have to been awarded to:

  • The ABTA, will fund a collaborative study between UCLA and Massachusetts General Hospital to develop software to detect Decoran (a biomarker) through imaging and launch a clinical trial.
  • The University of Minnesota, to continue research their optimization of a specific inhibitor in dogs
  • Mayo Clinic will evaluate a group of proven chemotherapeutic drugs to increase life expectancy of children diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), which is currently inoperable and untreatable

*Fund-a-Case recipients are Angel Foundation and HopeKids