POWER UP for Brain Tumor Research 2014

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“POWER UP for Brain Tumor Research: The Barbara J. Powers Memorial Golf Tournament” was a tremendous success! Held on September 15th, 2014 at Nashawtuc Country Club, the tournament was a significant fundraiser for the Brain Science Foundation and will help to support continued research in the pursuit of a cure for primary brain tumors.

This year’s event was extra special, as it gave the foundation a chance to honor the memory of Barbara J. Powers who was an integral part of the BSF family. Barbara was a driving force behind the Golf & Tennis Classic for years before losing her battle with cancer in 2013.

Foundation leadership were joined by corporate and personal sponsors including Suffolk Construction, Ocean Spray, the Kessler Family Foundation, the Lagasse Group, and many more. Their support goes a long way in helping us raise awareness and much needed funds to support innovative, results driven brain tumor research.

It was a gorgeous day at Nashawtuc Country Club, and all in attendance enjoyed the challenging course, fun contests, delicious meals, and an excellent auction. We were honored to hear from our special guest speaker Dr. Priscilla Brastianos, who shared with attendees the impact that BSF funding has had on her research. Dr. Brastianos and her colleagues are about to launch a cutting edge clinical trial for meningiomas. She has woven together a team of national and international collaborators to study the molecular pathogenesis of brain metastases. The BSF is proud to have provided Dr. Brastianos with her first research grant, and we remain proud to continue to support her work.

Overall the tournament was a true success! The Brain Science Foundation is honored to have such a devoted group of supporters and we would like to thank each of them for their belief in our mission.