Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation (CBTFF) Teams with Little Words Project to Create "Gre

Grey Matters Bracele

Little Words Project and The Children’s Brain Tumor Family Foundation (CBTFF) have designed a “Grey Matters” bracelet so that those currently battling a brain tumor, supporting a fighter, or grieving a warrior, can wear these words and draw strength and inspiration from them while also creating awareness.

The bracelets retail for $18.00 and can be purchased online through Monday May 7th. Little Words Pojrext will generously donate back 40% of their profits to the CBTFF.

According to the National Brain Tumor Society more than 28,000 children are estimated to be living with a brain tumor in the United States right now and an estimated 4,610 new brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed in children during 2018. Furthermore, an average of 13 children a day will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year and brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death among children and adolescents ages 0-19, surpassing leukemia.

One of our founders, Parsippany, NJ resident Brenda Ries, mother of Sean Ries, an 11 year-old currently battling a rare low-grade glioma called a “D-NET”. approached this local New Jersey company about designing a bracelet to help promote brain tumor awareness in the month of May and support the CBTFF.

CBTFF is a volunteer based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding research for rare and inoperable pediatric brain tumors. It was founded in 2015 by families united in tragedy and heartbroken from the experience of having to watch their children and loved ones battle a devastating diagnosis. The organization is designed to help grieving and frustrated communities convert their passion and anger into awareness, support, and donations for research that is critically underfunded and highly dependent upon financial contributions from the private sector.

The funds raised by the CBTFF support the Children’s Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell (CBTP), a research program founded in 2011 and aimed solely at rare and inoperable brain tumors that strike children. Funds help cover the costs of a lab that has four teams led by Drs. Mark Souweidane and Jeffrey Greenfield. Research is currently aimed at AT/RT, Gliomatosis cerebri, Diffuse infiltrative pontine glioma (DIPG) and Thalamic glioma. Learn more about the CBTFF and the CBTP at

The Little Words Project is a unique jewelry and accessory business located in Caldwell, NJ which was born out of the mission of working with women to spread kindness and support. Each bracelet comes with a special message meant to provide its wearer with comfort and support when needed.

The wearer of the Little Words is meant to cherish her bracelet for as long as it provides her the comfort she needs; then, when the timing is just right, she is meant to pass it on to someone who needs the word more than she does.

We often underestimate the lasting and positive effects simple acts of kindness and inspiration can have on young women and Little Words Project is here to remind us all that "when words are both true and kind, they can change or world."

The “Grey Matters” bracelet designed by Little Words Project exclusively for the CBTFF was created to do just that. Help change the world by supporting research for rare and inoperable pediatric tumors. This body of research is critically underfunded and dependent upon private contributions.

Buy your bracelet today at Support the CBTFF and the CBTP through your purchase and help raise awareness of the fact that #GreyMatters, not just today, not just in the month of May, but every single day.

#GreyMatters #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth

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