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For this reason, our work focuses on identifying projects that are dedicated to overcoming and abating pediatric brain cancer. To do this, IFF partners with, or supports, research labs at leading hospitals and universities around the country focused on the development of new therapeutic methodologies and treatments for pediatric brain tumors. IFF’s work is also focused on bringing public awareness to the severity of pediatric brain tumors and raises the funds so desperately needed to sponsor research.

Since the organization was founded, great strides have been made. Annually, the organization raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for pediatric brain tumor research. IFF has directed funds raised to support ground-breaking and life-changing research projects at: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins Medical Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Our Research Approach

IFF takes a unique and innovative approach to pediatric cancer research. Specifically, IFF maximizes funds raised to be directed to our pediatric brain tumor research partners.

  • IFF funds innovative, novel research that is unlikely to otherwise receive funding
  • IFF identifies and eliminates roadblocks to support research designed to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors
  • IFF creates unique partnerships between world-renowned institutions to fund novel research
  • Research that would not have been possible without IFF funding is making progress and receiving scientific recognition
  • IFF pays ZERO indirect costs to research institutions, maximizing the impact of our funds.