RED BANK, NJ:  The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF), which raises money for pediatric brain tumor research, announced that it received a $2,000 donation from Dr. Liza Cherubini and Cherubini Chiropractic.  

After supporting the 14th annual Kortney’s Challenge Fun Run/Walk in August as a corporate partner, Cherubini increased its involvement via an in-house campaign run at its Red Bank office. The practice donated all new patient exam and consultation fees received in August and September to KRF.

“I became inspired by Kortney’s story, community support of Kortney’s Challenge and how tirelessly KRF pursues it mission to help eradicate pediatric brain tumors by funding world-class, collaborative research,” said Dr. Liza, a family chiropractor, speaker and educator who has dedicated her life to healing patients through a “vitalistic” approach that assesses the entire person. “

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Richard Gillette is the founder and Executive Director of KRF.   "We’re extremely grateful to Dr. Liza, her staff and patients for their generosity,” said his wife, Kristen Gillette.

In addition to raising money, these types of fundraisers help us reach new audiences, including many parents, who need to be aware that brain tumors are the #1 cause of death by disease in children, and its research is terribly underfunded.” Small foundations like KRF are helping bridge the funding gap left by the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) minimal allotment of 4% of their annual research budget to kids’ cancer research.

Donations to KRF accelerate research findings for better treatments and cures for the 13 children per day and the 28,000 children currently living with a diagnosis of a brain/central nervous system tumor.

This month, KRF will launch its first Annual Appeal to honor the Gillette’s daughter Kortney who died from a brain tumor in 2006.

Donations will be accepted starting November 27 - Kortney’s birthday, by clicking HERE.  - at . All donations to KRF directly benefit collaborative, cutting edge research and the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), a global 17 institution effort providing free and open access data to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer.

The Kortney Rose Foundation was a founding research partner that created the CBTTC and continues to support its expansion. To date, KRF is responsible for over $2 million in research funding. 

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