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The Glenn Garcelon Foundation (GGF) has formed a partnership with the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). ABTA will process our applications and make decisions on awarding grants. GGF will provide the funding for the grants  through the Glenn Garcelon Fund, an ABTA financial assistance program.

Your continued financial support is vital to ensure that we can continue to help those who desperately need financial assistance.

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Empowering and Supporting Brain Tumor Patients

The Glenn Garcelon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which exists to improve the quality of life of brain tumor survivors, caregivers and their families by providing emotional and financial support.

Your donations help us continue our important work. During the past twelve years we have awarded 850 grants. This would not have been possible without your support. 

Please take a few minutes to view this wonderful video featuring a few of our grant recipients.


To empower and support brain tumor patients and their families by awarding grants to help with expenses that are beyond their means. Our goal is to ease some of the financial burden that often adds to the stress of a brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. This allows patients and their caregivers to focus, with less distraction, on treatment and quality time with loved ones.


To be fierce in our pursuit to support brain tumor patients and families in physical, emotional, and financial need.


Empowerment    ~    Empathy    ~    Integrity    ~    Compassion    ~    Commitment

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Are you looking for a way to help the Glenn Garcelon Foundation further its mission?  Please consider joining our very special community of recurring donors providing ongoing support to our grant program.  You can easily give tax deductible weekly, monthly or quarterly donations with your credit card or through automatic checking account withdrawal.  And, you have the flexibility to change or suspend your donation at any time.

Your participation in Circle of Hope will allow the Foundation to provide consistent, reliable funding to brain tumor patients.


Click here to make a commitment to our mission by signing up for Circle of Hope.  Thank you.

Emily Boscacci-Franch

Rod and Cathleen Brackeen

Jerilyn Brusseau

Erika Butler

Glen and Heather Clemans

Debbie Cuvelier

Oliver Deshler and Kelly Cryr

Roger Free

Chip Fucik

Joe Paul and Sue Gallo

Gail Garcelon

Jason and Danielle Hess

Joseph Hiller

Dr. Matt and Heather Hunt

Bob and Judy Johannesen

Kate Jones

Jennifer Kamber

Jack and Nancy McGraw

Maria Parker

Bryce and Cressa Schuster

Angela Scott

Dorothy Scott

Rebecca Shingledecker

Maureen Short

Christopher Smith

Craig and Nicole Smith

Carol Solesbee

Seth and Anna Stewart

Trent and Jeannie Tice

Eric and Adele Verdiguel

Robert Volland

Beth Wade

Lynda Weisbard

Carl Williams

Tim and Dana Williams

Lisa Wood

Mike and Esther Yoder

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Michelle was a television producer in Atlanta and her husband was an attorney.  They were raising two children and life was good.  Then in 2015, Michelle began experiencing headaches and cognitive issues.  An MRI revealed a Meningioma brain tumor.  While she was recovering from surgery, her husband walked out on the family.

Michelle was left to raise two children on her own while dealing with the life-changing effects of the tumor and trying to figure out how to survive.

The road has not been an easy one.  Too many people believe that if you have a benign brain tumor, you are perfectly fine.  That is far from the truth.  A benign tumor can cause the same, and, at times, more severe deficits than a malignant tumor.  Michelle struggles every day with severe headaches, musculoskeletal pain, balance issues, and cognitive problems. She works very hard to do as much for herself as possible in regards to normal daily activities and to improve her quality of life. 


But Michelle is a survivor!  She has raised two incredible children:  Dailen is pursuing his PhD in Physical Therapy and Dejai will be heading off to college in the fall.  Michelle resolved long ago to make the best of what she has been dealt and her positive attitude and strong faith are so very impressive and inspiring.

We salute you, Michelle!

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Portland Taste of Hope


Peggy Schlegel

Denim and Diamonds (Arizona)

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Scott and Kathy Campbell
Verlan and Trisha Cuvelier
Carol Simmons

Mary Beth Smith


Raising Hope (Denver)

All in for Hope (Texas)

Lee and Dorothy Thomas

Matt and Lara Briger

Scott Friedman

FEMA Friends of Glenn

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