mission

B*CURED
Brain Cancer * Understanding * Research * Education * Development

B*CURED’s mission is to end brain cancer by raising awareness and funding innovative research grants.

B*CURED has awarded 33* grants to investigators searching for a cure for brain cancer at nationally ranked universities and hospitals.
B*CURED is an all-volunteer 501 (c)(3) organization, founded in 2008 by Debbie Needle and Melissa Salamé. B*CURED is run daily by the executive board; co-presidents Karena Bailey and Kristin Duda, co-founder Melissa Salamé, treasurer Julie Karish and grant director Mary Russell. All money raised goes directly to brain cancer research.
*As of January 2019

Co-Presidents Kristin Duda and Karena Bailey with Co-Founders Debbie Needle and Melissa Salamé
Photo from B*CURED’s 10 year anniversary fundraiser in 2008.