Welcome to Benny's World
Benny’s World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation established to fund research to find a cure for pediatric brain stem tumors. Benny's World is dedicated to increasing public awareness of pediatric cancer. As at December 2015, Benny's World has raised more than $110,000 for pediatric cancer research. Funds raised by Benny's World are used to support the grants awarded by the DIPG Collaborative, and the Neuro-Oncology Research Fund at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Funding for pediatric cancer from both the public and private sector accounts for less than 3% of all cancer funding. Benny's brain tumor is fortunately very rare, but unfortunately this also means it receives very limited funds for researching a cure. Treatments discovered for adult brain tumors are not always appropriate for children, however, pediatric cancer research has been very important in understanding the basic biology of cancer, developing treatments for adults and providing principles of therapy and advances for other diseases of children and adults.
Administrative costs are kept to a minimum. There are no salaried employees of Benny's World, the foundation operates solely through the generous efforts of volunteers.
Cash donations to Benny's World are tax-deductible in the USA as allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor. Our Employer Identification Number is 26-2153820.
If you prefer to pay by check please send to:
PO Box 372
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Lake Forest, IL, USA