The Timothy Pauxtis Foundation

Just a few years ago, we thought that cancer was an adult disease. We never knew a child with cancer. But then on November 27, 2004, the life we once knew would change forever. Our eight year old son Timmy, a happy, carefree little boy, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. For 17 months we battled this beast called cancer! Despite three different chemotherapies and 30 radiation treatments, the cancer would continue to progress.

Our son's Neuro-Oncology team was considered among the best in the country. But as we learned, the brightest minds, using the best facilities, just can''t cure all pediatric brain tumors. Timmy, like so many other brave children, could not be cured, could not be saved.

So, why did we create The Timothy Pauxtis Foundation? Simple: more needs to be done to help find a cure for pediatric brain tumors. Much More.....

Our Mission...

The Timothy Pauxtis Foundation was established to increase awareness about pediatric brain tumors, and to raise funds to find a cure through the support of medical research. The Foundation will also award academic scholarships in Timothy's memory to students pursuing a career in nursing.

And Why …

“ Between infancy and 15 years of age, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children.  Approximately 9,500 new cases of pediatric cancer are expected to occur in this age group in 2006.  Among the 11 major types of childhood cancers, leukemias (blood cell cancer), and brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors account for over half of new cases.”

* (Source: http://planning.cancer.gov/disease/Pediatric-Snapshot.pdf)

NCI Funding of ALL Pediatric Cancers has risen from $133 Million in 2001 to $170 Million in 2005.  Using the U.S. CPI (Consumer Price Index) Inflation Calculator – http://www.bls.gov/cpi/#data  this means that the $133MM in 2001, just to stay even with inflation, had to reach $147MM in 2005.   So funding has increased, but not enough.


And when the total National Cancer Institute’s Cancer budget is compared side by side with the Pediatric Cancer Budget….. Well, we think the answer is self evident.

Our mission is clear…. Help raise funds to support our researchers in their quest to find new treatments for Pediatric Brain Tumors.