We are about support...not statistics.

The Gray Matters Foundation supports children, adults and families. Learn more about our mission.

The Gray Matters Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to support and empower brain tumor patients and their loved ones through encouragement and personal outreach.

We are a community of caring people – Brain Buddies – who think that brain tumors stink!

If you are here, you might be a brain tumor patient or a family member, loved one or friend of someone with a brain tumor. You might be interested in learning more or helping others.

Welcome to the Gray Matters Foundation. Here we share information, give honor and recognition to our heroes and recruit more Brain Buddies for the fight against brain tumors. We welcome you and invite you to learn more about us and our vision, our plans and our goals.

You Brain Buddie,


Ways You Can Help


Make a general donation or donate in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Each donation helps sustain our mission to spread awareness about brain tumors.

Tell your Story

Stories have the power to inspire, encourage and comfort others. Read our Brain Buddie stories or contact us to share your personal brain tumor story.


The biggest (and easiest) thing you can do to help is by spreading awareness about brain tumors. Connect with us on social media to get started and join our events.

Join the Brain Buddies

Brain Buddies are brain tumor survivors, family and friends, caregivers, doctors, nurses and others, all coming together to support one another and raise awareness for brain tumors. Become a Brain Buddie today!

News & Stories

You learn who your friends are

By Lanette | July 19, 2018

I made a hospital brainbuddie visit.  The patient learned the GBM has possibly returned and  she needs surgery to determine if its treatment effect or tumor.   I brought a few goodies and some items to brighten the room.  I…

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Warrior Ribbon

By Lanette | May 2, 2018

Wear your ribbons! Be a voice & talk about tumors. It’s May and that means it’s brain tumor awareness month. The ribbon in the photo is a ribbon my sweet BRAINGL CHRISTINA gave me while she battled. Her stepdad made…

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3rd Annual Java Junkie Celebration at Dutch Bros

By Lanette | March 5, 2018

You have may have heard me talk about my dear friend David M. Bailey – The Java Junkie. David was a celebrated musician, coffee lover, and brain cancer survivor. David was diagnosed with the worst type of brain cancer – Glioblastoma…

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