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The Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Medical Research

Mission: Brain tumor research

Target demographics: Brain tumor/cancer patients and their families

Geographic areas served: DFW area

Programs: As of January 2019, over $400,000 has been provided in funding for specific brain tumor and cancer research. The 2019 Research Grant will be awarded to Dr. Karen Fink, Baylor Healthcare Foundation, Dallas. As a member of the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, Dr. Fink is committed to discovering new and effective therapies for the treatment of patients with brain tumors with compassion and understanding. The doctors who are participating in the BTTC are experts in their respective fields.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Audrey S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a brain tumor survivor.
Nick Gonzales foundation for Brain Tumor research is an incredible organization. They do yearly dinners to raise money for clinical trials and do other things year round.
They have a connection with the firefighters for brain cancer as well.
They've already raised almost 1/2 a million dollars for brain cancer.
It's an incredible Nonprofit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is something to say about the fact that I had only heard about this amazing foundation and immediately asked to volunteer without even meeting them. Upon meeting, Cindy was more than I even imagined in a woman to create such an extraordinary foundation with meaning and heart behind everything they do. It amazes me the lengths everyone strives to make by volunteering and contributing to events to donate more money towards funding every year. I am honored to have been welcomed into a foundation that isn't just an organization, but a family.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

After my brother passed away, my mother decided she was going to fight back by finding a cure to this terrible disease. Now all these years later, look at what we've been able to accomplish. I'm so proud of my family and small core of volunteers for all they do. Not only have we been able to raise and donate over $400,000 in research dollars, but we've been able to be part of so many other families and friends who have a connection to brain tumors. And I'm truly moved every year by the number of volunteers and donors who contribute their time and money to our foundation. I can't wait to see what our future holds.

2 Fred B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a dedicated "Grey Matters to Firefighters" Volunteer and Steering Committee Member, our organization dedicates its total fund raising efforts in support of The Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research.

Grey Matters to Firefighters (Fighting For a Cure For Brain Cancer) is dedicated to raising awareness of the cancer (specifically brain cancer) risks firefighters face daily in their jobs, to promote the North Texas Firefighters Agility Challenge and to help raise donations used to provide funding to the Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a brain tumor survivor of 18 +Years, I am happy to have met Cindy Villarreal and gladly support all her efforts through the Nick Gonzales Foundation to help the brain tumor community raise funding for research and raise awareness of the warning symptoms of a brain tumor. I have volunteered for her golf tournament since the inception and her enthusiasm to help us find a cure is an inspiration to all survivors and caregivers!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Cindy Villarreal shortly after my son was diagnosed with 2 brain tumors. When she told me that she had lost her son to a brain tumor and then founded the Nick Gonzales Foundation for Brain Tumor Research in his memory, I knew I had found my passionate cause. Since then I have been a "worker bee" for our golf tournament/dinner/silent & live auctions. It is a privilege to work with this amazing woman and all our volunteers. I am happy to say that my son is a survivor and because of this Foundation we have hope for better treatments.
Kathy W.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After marring into this wonderful family, I have had the ability to volunteer for this organization for the past 10 years. Each year we continue to surpass our fundraising goals and to date have raised over $400,000 to go toward funding research grants for brain tumors. Not only have we raised money but we have had the honor of meeting some of those who have been diagnosed with a brain tumor. This foundation is absolutely amazing and I am very proud to be just a small part of it all.

2 Karen K.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a caregiver of a brain tumor survivor, I am honored to have met Cindy Villarreal 12 years ago by chance as she began her non-profit----a cause dear to my heart as my spouse is a now 18+ Year survivor of a brain tumor! Kind, caring organization that work solely to help raise awareness and directly profits brain tumor research in the DFW metroplex. I have been on the volunteer committee for 11+ years, and each the golf tournament ,silent auction & live auction have brought increased revenue for us to help find a cure for brain cancer!!! The org. has raised over $400,000 thus far and all proceeds benefit research for both adult & pediatric brain tumors!!!!. Proud to help them always!