These include children who are terminal upon diagnosis, with no options for a life-saving treatment. This is unacceptable. The work of Smashing Walnuts is to change these statistics by funding much needed research and clinical trials to find “cures.”
By focusing our efforts specifically on childhood brain cancer research, the second-most-common cancer and the most deadly, we act as a catalyst, changing the situation. Sources of funding for childhood brain cancer research are scarce, but through our financial support, lobbying and directed resources, we have already moved the needle.