On April 27, 2018 it will be 12 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 12th year of The Kortney Rose Foundation still going strong and more resolved to fund research that may lead to substantial breakthroughs. 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 the Governor 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.
This awareness program continues to grow every year as we expand to new areas and you help by having your family and friends get involved.
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.” ORDER A KIT
Feel free to add the KRF colors of pink and purple to the mix. 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.
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!