You are not alone. Whether you have a brain tumor or are caring for someone with one, it can be overwhelming and we are here to support you.
Support is available.
Brains Together hosts a monthly virtual support group for patients and caregivers. If you are a patient with a brain tumor or are caring for someone with one, it can be overwhelming.
Our goal is to provide a time to meet other people who are in a similar life situation and hopefully learn from each other. Our format is very casual and we encourage people to share their story if they want and if not, it just might help to listen to others!
We are fortunate to have a Mayo Clinic physician attend nearly all our meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, and have them explained in lay terms.
We encourage anyone interested to log on and see if we can help you learn and maybe leave with a sense of community having met others who are dealing with a brain tumor diagnosis.You do not need to be a Mayo Clinic patient to attend.
The group is led by Sue Steinmetz, a Mayo Clinic Research Coordinator in Neuro-Oncology and Shelly Kuhlmann, caregiver to 3 family members with brain tumors, both are the founders of Brains Together.
Virtual Support group meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month.
Sign up to receive the virtual link to join our monthly support group.
Brain Tumor Assistance Programs
Glenn Garcelon Foundation
The Glenn Garcelon Foundation exists to empower and support brain tumor patients and their families by providing grants to those who meet their criteria. People with primary brain tumor of any type (malignant or non-malignant) are welcome to apply for assistance.
Mission4Maureen is dedicated to providing financial assistance to families who are burdened with the staggering cost of brain cancer treatment. Financial aid is available for medical bills as well as child care, housing payments, utility bills, transportation, medication and other areas of assistance. An application with supporting documentation is required.