The IMC Magazine Issue 15 /May 2016 - Page 71

The ultimate goal of the CBTTC is to improve outcomes for children with brain tumors by supporting research on new prognostic biomarkers and therapies. It consists of 4 primary member institutions: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (the #1 pediatric hospital in the United States), Seattle Children's, The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. CHOP works as the Operations Center for the CBTTC.

I chose to support this event for serval reasons, cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children. I was shocked to discover that only 4% of Federal Government Cancer Research Funding and funds by the National Cancer Institute goes toward Children’s cancer.

According to, The Truth 365 an Emmy Award-Winning grass-roots documentary film since 1980, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer compared with hundreds of drugs that have been developed specifically for adults.

I applaud the researchers and organizations such as the two mentioned in this article that are devoted to helping fight cancer in children. I hope you join me in my support of this great benefit hosted by David Britt.

To learn more about the amazing things that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) are doing for children with cancer please visit these two websites: and

To donate to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

Official Event Music Video and Song written by David Britt: "Cause He Made You"

David Britt would like to thank everyone involved in helping him arrange this event and a special thank you to his sponsors:

Title Sponsor - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Presenting Sponsor - Bojangles'

Lead Guitar Sponsor - Artizen, Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, Banks Street Partners, Kirk Palmer & Thigpen P.A., Mr. K's, Steelfab

Back Up Singer Sponsor - Jersey Mike's Subs, Thom and Lori Klingman

Friend of the Event - Jeff and Sally Watson, Jordan Washburn

Official Dinning Restaurant: Del Friscos Double Eagle Steak House of Charlotte

Official Movie Theatre: Stone Theatres

For information about the evenings performers, please visit their webpages.

Beth Fedornak

Contributor for IMC Magazine