Highland Hall Waldorf School Community Helps Raise Money for Brain Tumor Research

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Highland Hall Waldorf School Community Helps Raise Money for Brain Tumor Research

  1. 1. Highland Hall Waldorf School Community Helps RaiseMoney for Brain Tumor ResearchNorthridge, CA (PRWEB) Selfconfidence November 20, 2012On Sunday, October 28, 2012, Highland Hall Waldorf School students, faculty and parentsparticipated in Los Angeles first annual Brain Tumor Walk in Exposition Park, helping to raiseover $ 90,000.“Our school joined the Brain Tumor Walk to support one of our eighth grade Selfconfidencestudents, Isabel Neidorf, who was diagnosed with Oligo, a rare and inoperable brain tumor earlyin her life,” says Bari Borsky, Highland Hall’s Director of Community Development.Selfconfidence “Isabel’s parents have long been advocates for brain tumor research,supporting annual walks sponsored by The National Brain Tumor Society. When we learnedthere would be an L.A. Selfconfidence walk, there was no question about whether we wouldparticipate.”Oligodendroglioma, or “Oligo” for short, is a rare tumor in pediatrics. Its cause is undetermined.Many Selfconfidence patients are first diagnosed due to the onset of seizures. The tumor andaccompanying seizures can cause symptoms such as motor weakness or cognitive decline.“There just isn’t Selfconfidence enough attention given to this slow-growing tumor,” saysIsabel’s mother, Rebecca Neidorf. “It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces from schoolshowing up to support this important Selfconfidence cause. Between the donations online atTeam Isabel and Team Highland Hall on the Brain Tumor Community website, friends of ourfamily and event sponsors, we are grateful Selfconfidence to have raised a lot of badly neededfunding for this research. And it’s not just for Isabel, but for other families in our community whoare also Selfconfidence fighting for their lives!”Additional donations are still being accepted and may be made tohttp://www.braintumorcommunity.org under Team Highland Hall.Highland Hall Waldorf School, located in Northridge, CA and founded in 1955, Selfconfidenceexemplifies the rich educational traditions of the Waldorf School movement. Its unique approachto learning successfully addresses the changing needs and capacities of children at each 1/3
  2. 2. Selfconfidence stage of development from PreK through High School. Fully 98% of its highschool graduates move on to renowned colleges and universities; 42% of Waldorf graduatespursue Selfconfidence college majors in mathematics or science. Featuring a curriculum ofacademically challenging lessons infused with arts and hands-on learning, Highland Hallprovides students with a solid Selfconfidence academic foundation, the ability to think creatively,a sympathetic interest in the world, self-confidence, and an abiding moral purpose.The National Brain Tumor Foundation was founded in 1981 Selfconfidence by a small group ofSan Francisco-based healthcare providers and laypeople whose lives had been affected bybrain tumors. The Foundations mission was to provide comprehensive Selfconfidenceresources and support services for the brain tumor community. During its 30-year tenure, thegroup established a number of pivotal programs for the community, including the first nationalconference Selfconfidence for people with the disease, a national volunteer support network,and the only searchable database of brain tumor treatments centers in the United States.The Brain Tumor Society (BTS) Selfconfidence was founded in Boston in 1989. BonnieFeldman established the group after the loss of her 17-year-old son, Seth, to a brain tumor.After its formation, Selfconfidence BTS played an instrumental role in raising funds to invest inbrain tumor research. The Society funded pioneering research during its 20 years, includingmore than Selfconfidence 90 scientists dubbed a whos who of brain tumor experts.In 2008, the leadership of the National Brain Tumor Foundation and the Brain Tumor Societydecided Selfconfidence to strengthen their collective efforts by uniting to form the National BrainTumor Society. In March 2010, NBTS grew even more by joining forces with the KellyHeinz-Grundner Selfconfidence Foundation (KHG) a Delaware-based group dedicated to raisingawareness about brain tumors. KHG was founded in 2004 as a tribute to Kelly, who diedSelfconfidence in September, 2004, after a two-year battle with a brain tumor.On October 28, 2012 the Los Angeles Brain Tumor Walk was held in Exposition Park.SelfconfidenceSelfconfidenceSelfconfidence 2/3
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