2008 Archived Articles and Videos

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma (PLGA) Press
Chappaqua Woman Fights KidsԴ Brain Tumors (pdf)
CHAPPAQUA – Amy Weinstein, 43, said she remembered when she heard the news that her 3-year-old niece, Samantha, had a brain tumor. Online Article.
Danielle De Souza LoHud 10/13/08
Project Brain Child Selected by AMEX (pdf) Sara Farris EurekAlert 10/06/08
Pediatric study finds alternatives for radiation of low-grade brain tumors (pdf) Amy Weinstein PLGA Foundation Website 10/02/08
“Journey for Cure”: Benefit raising funds to fight rare form of kidsԴ cancer (pdf)
Online Article.
Danielle De Souza Seacoastonline 09/17/08
Push for research, cures after Methuen girl is diagnosed with brain tumor (pdf) Jill Harmacinski The Eagle Tribune 06/17/08
CNN wants YOUR story (link)
CNN wants YOUR story…Help us RAISE awareness about PLGA and the children it effects! Please consider sharing your child’s story about pediatric low grade astrocytoma.
CNN CNN 05/27/08
Color For A Cure Website Fights PLGA (pdf) Visit the Color for a Cure website at www.colorforacure.org. PLGA Website 04/08
Encourage Oprah to consider a story on PLGA Kids. (pdf) Go to the Oprah website and request that they do a show on the PLGA Foundation, Hailey Meltz and the other families fighting this same battle.
PLGA Website 01/24/08
Appleton parents share daughter’s battle with brain cancer (pdf) M.P. King Appleton Post Cresent 01/11/08
Other Brain Tumor Related Press
Pushing Back When Insurers Deny Coverage (pdf) Online Article. Anna Wilde Mathews The Wall Street Journal 09/25/08
Cancer Scientists Lament Funding (pdf) According to the recent Wall Street Journal article, our children’s futures are in OUR hands. With overall cancer research dollars flat over the last few years, there is no indication that this will change going forward. If we want to find new, less invasive, less toxic treatments and a cure for our children….we will have to raise the money ourselves. Marilyn Chase The Wall Street Journal 05/31/08
House Establishes May as Brain Tumor Awareness Month (pdf)
House Passes Schakowsky/Roskam Resolution Establishing Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Peter Karafotas On the Hill 05/23/08
Pitt gets money to fight brain tumors (pdf) The Tribune Review 04/24/08
These Benefactors Do Homework As Charities Fawn (pdf) and Online Article. Amy Merrick The Wall Street Journal 03/04/08