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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.

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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

11th Annual Gray Matters Foundation Night at Chase Field

By Lanette | February 13, 2019

LET’S PLAY BALL! Join us for our 11th Annual Arizona Diamondbacks game fundraiser! We have great Lower Level, Bullpen Reserve seats available for just $20 per ticket. About the Game Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 6:40pmArizona Diamondbacks VS  Pittsburgh Pirates…

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The Scar

By Lanette | January 18, 2019

“Scars are history written on your body.”   This photo was taken in 2002.  It was post surgery 3 & 4.  A year after this the tumor returned near my brain stem and surgery was no longer an option so…

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By Lanette | September 2, 2018

Today I celebrate 7300 days since my very first brain surgery ( I have had 5)! I have had some amazing days and my share of not so amazing days. The most important take away is I was given days…

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