Over 4,000 children will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year alone. Primary tumors, both benign and malignant, are life-threatening. They are the the second leading cause of death in children – killing more kids than leukemia or any other cancer. Prognosis is based upon the tumors, location, grade and available treatments. Shockingly less than 1 percent of federal funding is allocated to pediatric brain tumor research. In the past 40 years, only 2 treatments have been approved by the FDA to battle pediatric brain tumors specifically. It’s time to give our kids hope. Awareness will lead to funding. Funding will lead to research. Research will lead to better treatments and hopefully a cure.