BrainUp is an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to brain cancer – a disease that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. In this journey, we reassure patients and family members that they are not alone, and activate community involvement and engagement through fundraising events. From helping understand how to navigate treatment options to finding new treatments, BrainUp works tirelessly with patients, families, physicians and research professionals to one day find a cure.
Our vision is to give hope, not fear, to those affected by a brain cancer diagnosis. We want to see new therapy and treatments, increase life expectancy, and make brain cancer a chronic disease that can be monitored with quality of life and, one day, find a total cure.
We have successfully created a Chicago Collaboration Group which consists of NorthShore Hospital, the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), the University of Chicago, Northwestern School of Medicine, and Rush University Medical Center.
Although we are in the infancy of our collaboration, we have started something no other nonprofit foundation has achieved in our area and we are proud of our strides. We will not give up. BrainUp is dedicated to making huge strides in the research of brain cancer, and ultimately finding a cure.