Twenty years ago, I helplessly watched my mother die from a brain tumor. Sixteen years later, I lost my sister-in-law to a brain tumor too. In those two decades, very little progress was made in the treatment of brain tumors. The time for change is now. National Brain Tumor Society is taking action to make that happen with a systems biology approach to research and a stronger focus on quality of life. I hope this will radically alter how people with brain tumors are treated, so our loved ones can have better lives and renewed hope for the probability of a cure. My family has invested at the Leaders Circle level in The IMPACT Campaign as part of our strong commitment to NBTS’s tireless work.
Stephen A. Hamill is a Founder of US Communities, California Communities and the Public Finance Authority which provide public benefit finance and purchasing solutions for communities and government agencies nationwide. Along with his wife Janice, his son Chad, his daughter Lindsay, their families and the extended Hamill family, he has been a generous supporter of the brain tumor community for over twenty years.
Barry and Caren Glassman
Finding a cure for brain tumors has been a passion for me for over 20 years. Since one of my best high school friends, Seth Feldman, died of a brain tumor in the late 1980s, I have been donating and raising funds for the National Brain Tumor Society, whose legacy organization was founded by Seth’s mother, Bonnie.
I’m especially proud to be a supporter of the Mary Catherine Calisto Systems Biology Initiative. This initiative has me reenergized about brain tumor research. I believe it has more potential to produce results than any other type of brain tumor research to date. I’ve never supported anything as promising as the Systems Biology Initiative. I’m recommitting my giving dollars and hope that others will join me and donate to this very promising research initiative.
Barry Glassman is the president of Glassman Wealth Services, LLC, a nationally recognized leader in the field of financial planning and wealth management. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, with his wife, Caren, and two sons, Matthew and Andrew.