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A Difficult Path

The story of The Sontag Foundation is really the story of Rick and Susan Sontag and their ability to turn adversity into a benefit for many other people who have lived with the scourge of brain cancer.

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Rick and Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag

Living with Brain Cancer

In 2006, Susan Sontag was invited to speak before a crowd of over 500 clinicians and researchers at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology regarding her changed life after her brain cancer diagnosis.

Rick Sontag

Surviving Brain Cancer

Rick Sontag shares his thoughts about the impact of a brain cancer diagnosis and the importance of finding sunshine through the dark clouds of gloom.

The Brain Tumor Network

In 2014, Rick and Susan formed The Brain Tumor Network to help patients affected by brain tumors. The Brain Tumor Network started with one nurse navigator and now comprises a large team of nurse navigators, social workers, medical records, and administrative support staff.

Brain Tumor Network provides free, individualized brain tumor support to help patients overcome treatment obstacles, facilitate access to quality healthcare, and navigate the clinical trials process.

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"The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation." ~ Miriam Beard
"The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation." ~ Miriam Beard