Annie Longobardo and her mom, Lisa, dedicated their run in the Michelob Ultra New York 13.1 Marathon on March 22 to Elizabeth’s Hope and raised more than $2,000 for the Children’s Brain Tumor Project. Thanks, Annie and Lisa, for yet another great effort on our behalf!

Katie Chandler was named Miss Winter Park’s Outstanding Teen in January, with the theme “Finding a Cure for DIPG” in honor of Caitlin Downing. Katie advances to the Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in June, when she will speak about the Children’s Brain Tumor Project. Katie will be accompanied by a “little princess,” played by Caitlin’s big sister, Courtney. Both pageants are part of the Miss America Scholarship pageants.

The good folks of Oviedo, Florida, came together for a fundraising Rummage Sale in memory of Caitlin Downing… six-year-old twins Eve and Danya Herman of New York asked for donations to the Children’s Brain Tumor Project in lieu of birthday presents, in memory of their friend Fiona Lundell… friends and colleagues of Tom Jones, who dedicated his August 2013 Mt. Kilimanjaro climb to Elizabeth Minter, have continued to spread the word and show their support, with thousands of dollars in additional donations arriving this winter…Gretchen Scott, who has pledged all of her proceeds from the Elizabeth’s Hope shirt to supporting our research, sent in another generous donation from these sales…the McKenna Claire Foundation made a $50,000 gift, proceeds of their many fund-raising events, to support the Children’s Brain Tumor Project’s research on DIPG, the tumor that claimed their daughter’s life… Huge thank yous to everyone who supports the Children’s Brain Tumor Project!