PNOC's funding streams are non-traditional to allow us maximal flexibility to move quickly towards implementation of highly innovative therapies that allow appropriate risks in settings where outcomes have not changed in decades.
To date, PNOC physicians have been its primary fundraisers and have raised an impressive total of nearly $12 Million. We have grown from a 7-member group along the West Coast to an 18-member consortium across the United States and Canada funded largely by philanthropy.
The PNOC Foundation is taking the lead to raise funds so our doctors can do what they do best: treat patients and pioneer new research. This year, we are launching a national fundraising campaign to fund trials and engage the public, funders, and key leaders in ending pediatric brain cancer.
The PNOC Foundation was founded to support the work of PNOC in 2013 by Bruce and Allyn Campbell. In 2010 their son George started experiencing morning headaches and nausea. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor, an ependymoma, the size of a small orange, located on the right side of his brain. George underwent 10 hours of surgery and 31 sessions of subsequent radiation therapy. Seven years after his diagnosis, George and his family cherish their time together and fully enjoy the opportunities life has given them. They know they’re blessed and pledge to make the difference in the lives of other children and their families affected by brain tumors by raising awareness and funds for research and clinical trials.
“For too many families, a pediatric brain tumor diagnosis ends in the loss of a young life, so much potential stolen from us. We feel incredibly blessed that our son survived. We want to help find a cure so fewer families suffer devastating loss, and to improve treatments that will help lessen the long-term impacts on surviving children. Action is urgently needed; the time is now.”
Allyn Campbell, Co-founder, PNOC Foundation
We are grateful for the PNOC Foundation Advisory Council, which brings experts, leaders and patient families together to lend guidance and expertise to the Foundation.