Each year thousands of children are diagnosed with spinal cord tumors or gliomas and have no safe treatment options that provide a cure without debilitating consequences. Radiation is typically the prescribed therapy for treatment of this type of tumor in young adults, but can prove devastating for a small child, especially as the child continues to grow. So our only hope is that medical researchers can quickly develop a safer and more effective alternative to radiation.
Unfortunately, these types of spinal cord tumors are so rare that research toward that means is grossly under funded. In an attempt to speed up research efforts, we have created a nonprofit, charitable organization which we have fittingly named The CORD Foundation. CORD stands for “A Cure for Others through Research and Development”. Our mission is to find a cure for pediatric spinal cord gliomas by promoting medical research and increasing public awareness of spinal cord tumors.
The CORD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is EIN 20-1671966.
Donations and correspondence should be directed to:
PO Box 176775
Covington, KY 41017