Thea's Hope Chest

Find comfort and inspiration from some of the causes that are near and dear to our heart.


We’ve partnered with the Pediatic Brain Tumor Foundation, the world’s largest organization of its kind for years. We collaborated on the Starfolio (available for free) as well as Meet the Expert Panels. Of course, we’ve supported the TAK580 clinical trial - a new targeted treatment with fewer side-effects for kids with tumors, just like Thea’s.


 Thea's Story written by Thea's 4th Grade Class

Written by students in Thea's 4th grade class, the booklet chronicles the story of a brain tumor survivor.  The story is told by kids, for kids and brings comfort to children confronted with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Just because life changes, it doesn't mean you can’t enjoy it, find appreciation and light a path forward as a star of your own. Order it for free.


Thea's Star of Hope - Kids Cruise 

The Children’s Brain Tumor Fund has been a partner with Thea’s Star of Hope for years. We’ve loved their activities for survivors and families, and have supported Kayaking Adventures and the Kid’s Cruise in NYC in the past.


Making Wishes come true and proving magic exists even in the face of scary stuff. Make-a-Wish 

One of our favorite places in the world, Camp Sunshine. 


Trenton Thunder Game for Thea's Star of Hope

The Trenton Thunder have honored us for years by sponsoring our cause. Each year, we enjoy an outing and you should join us (some free tickets for families).



Helpful information for pediatric cancer patients and their families

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Support Sources 

Camp Sunshine
A retreat for children with life threatening illnesses, and their families.

SuperSibs, a program of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, is dedicated to comforting, encouraging, and empowering siblings during their family’s battle against childhood cancer.

Make a Wish America
Make a Wish America grants wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends. Their mission is: to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.

Pediatric Brain Tumor FoundationThe Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research.  Their programs include free educational information about brain tumors, college scholarships, Ride for Kids motorcycle charity events and Starry Night walk/runs.

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure Foundation|The Pediatric Low Grade Glioma Foundation
The PLGA Foundation is dedicated to finding more effective, less toxic and less punishing treatments for eradicating low grade glioma brain cancer in children.

Sidekicks Respite Care
Sidekicks provides a high quality and engaging respite care experience to your loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities.


Information Resources

Search Results of: Pediatric Low Grade Glioma |
Comprehensive list of clinical trials for pediatric low grade gliomas

Brain Tumors | Boston Children's Hospital
Information from Boston Children’s Hospital regarding brain tumors in children, treatment options and research.

Pediatric Brain Tumors | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Neur-Oncology Program

Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) is a multidisciplinary cooperative research organization devoted to the study of correlative tumor biology and new therapies for primary CNS tumors of childhood.

Cancer Resources | OncoLink
OncoLink is the website of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center that provides resources for cancer patients and caregivers.

First Aid for People With Cancer
Being a caregiver for someone with cancer can be overwhelming.  Find out how to care for your loved one in an emergency as well as every day situations.

Facebook Groups

CBTF Parents
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation group for parents of children with brain tumors.

Pediatric Low Grade Glioma
PLGA Foundations group for Caregivers

CHOP Families Helping Families
Parent formed group of parents whose children receive treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for various medical issues.

Kyle’s Peace Support Group
Support Group for parents of children with brain tumors.