On April 27, 2016 it will be 10 years since we lost Kortney to a rare brain tumor called brainstem glioma also known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). It feels like so long ago and yet like yesterday. Thanks to all of your support, we enter into our 10th year of The Kortney Rose Foundation still going strong and more resolved to fund research that may lead to substantial breakthroughs. As part of our 10-year anniversary we are expanding awareness efforts. We want to highlight the great work The Kortney Rose Foundation did in 2009 when we partnered with local legislators to draft a resolution that was signed into law by Governor Corzine that annually calls for the sitting Governor of NJ to declare by proclamation that May be recognized as Brain Tumor Awareness Month in the State of New Jersey.
MAKE A STATEMENT!
GO GRAY IN MAY
THINK GRAY IN MAY!!
DECORATE YOUR HOUSE!
We’ll help you get started with our “Go Gray in May Starter Kit.”
Feel free to add the KRF colors of pink and purple to the mix or even gold for general childhood cancer awareness. Have fun with this but remember to highlight the gray so it’s not confused with other awareness programs. This is a very visible way to bring attention to this important issue that affects children and adults.
**A special thank you to Team Super Mike as the Awareness Sponsor, Bonnie Cappuzzello for making the beautiful bows, and Anthony Benfield for painting the gray ribbons at the schools.
Our foundation is joining with The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in their “May and Everyday” grassroots effort because people who are dealing with brain tumors aren’t only dealing with them during the awareness month of May but all year round. Please help us spread awareness.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research.
In 2009 Kristen Gillette, Founder of The Kortney Rose Foundation, worked with local New Jersey legislators, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, Senator Jennifer Beck, and Assemblywoman Caroline Cassagrande to draw up joint resolution No. 92 which designates May of each year as “Brain Tumor Awareness Month” in the State of NJ. The joint resolution was signed into law in 2009 by Governor Corzine in order to promote public awareness about brain tumors, and directs the Governor to annually issue a proclamation calling upon public officials and the citizens of the State to observe the month with appropriate activities and programs. Please help us raise awareness during May. Get involved!