Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Brain Science Foundation and Meningioma Research
I recently got an email telling me about the Brain Science Foundation. So I Googled the organization (doesn't everybody start this way?) and read the following mission statement:
“The Brain Science Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Steven and Kathleen Haley in 2002 based on a realization that little is known in the medical world about meningioma and other primary brain tumors and a desire to fast-forward research on them.”
I liked their focus on meningioma and the phrase “fast-forward,” especially since I often feel like we’re stuck in “slo-mo” on meningioma research advances.
If this all reads and sounds like a non-profit run by a tech firm, here’s why: founder Steven Haley is a hugely successful serial tech firm entrepreneur. He, and his wife Kathleen Haley, established the Brain Science Foundation in 2002 following Steven’s treatment for meningioma in 1997.
Interested? Watch their nifty video - http://www.brainsciencefoundation.org/Default.aspx - which does a nice job of explaining who they are, what they do and how they’re going about their research.