December 6, 2012
I'd like to reply to a prior review (1 star) of the PBTFUS. As a survivor of a pediatric brain tumor and cancer, in addition to knowing the Traynor family personally, I can honestly say that this person does not know what he is talking about. The PBTFUS is the world’s largest non-governmental source of funding for childhood brain tumor research! I'd like to BOLD and UNDERLINE that last statement. And as for the Traynor family, specifically the founders Mike and Dianne Traynor, they dedicated their entire lives to the children and families affected by pediatric brain tumors. Both Mike (2009) and Dianne (2012) have passed away but they left behind an amazing organization that continues their work (helping children and families affected by pediatric brain tumors). And if people actually looked at the breakdown of how funds are distributed they would have noticed that in 2010 83.5% went towards programs, 9.6% towards management and administration, and 6.9% towards fundraising. I'd say that an organization that has less than 10% going towards the management and administration of organization that does as much as the PBTF does and has done is pretty impressive. The PBTFUS has also never discouraged donating to other organizations that work to help children affected by pediatric brain tumors and cancer. So before you decide to rate an organization based on incorrect information do your homework - take a look at Charity Navigator's rating of the organization and take a look at the organizations website - you might find out that organizations like the PBTFUS are truly amazing and inspirational.
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