Since we started in November of 2012, we are very proud to have succeeded in raising over $82,000! Through our affiliation with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, we have been able to fund five Research Studentships and a Youth Education Award thus far. As we continue to grow and expand our organization, we hope to be able to eventually fund even larger research projects at cancer research institutes throughout Edmonton and Canada.
Funding brain cancer research
The Brain Tumour Research Studentship program, offered by the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, was developed to accelerate brain tumor research and encourage new, young researchers to join the field. The studentship program offers funding for two summers of work to first-year medical students, and first, second or third-year undergraduate Bachelor of Science students. The Taite Boomer Foundation is has currently provided funding to five young researchers, helping them to start their careers in brain tumor research. Please read more about these brilliant students and their research below.
Youth Education Award
The Brain Tumour Youth Education Award program, offered by the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, provides young brain tumour survivors (those diagnosed with a brain tumour before the age of 18) with the opportunity to pursue their dreams through post-secondary education. Following treatment and recovery, there are many difficulties including epilepsy, physical disabilities, learning challenges and financial strains. These awards are open to students between the ages of 16 and 25, who will be enrolled full-time in a publicly-funded Canadian university or college.
Thank you to all of our donors, whose support and generosity has allowed the Taite Boomer Foundation to fund these studentships and awards.