Children's Tumor Foundation
The Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain, and affects one in every 3,000 people.
CTF serves the NF community through cutting-edge research, expanding knowledge, and advancing care for the NF community. CTF is the largest private donor of NF research, and conducts its own as well as fosters advancements through active partnerships with patients, scientists, research institutions and industry. It has a vibrant participant and donor community, and an ambitious research agenda, setting it apart from other disease research foundations. In addition to benefiting those who live with NF, the research CTF funds is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community.
CTF was rated one of the top 50 Best Nonprofits to work for by the Nonprofit Times in 2018! Also, for the ninth year in a row, CTF has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, placing it among the top 2% of charities nationwide. Join one of the foremost disease research foundations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by NF.