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The Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp represents an unprecedented effort to address the needs of brain tumor patients and their families that reach beyond medical therapy. Spanning three days, the camp creates a space where families with a parent who has brain cancer come together to create a community where they feel supported, cared for, and understood. The burden of care and isolation that often comes with this illness is temporarily lifted so that families can deepen their connections with their spouses and children, make new friends, and come to better understand what that are facing. 

In 2010, Milton Marks III was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and began a two-year journey, along with his wife and three young children, that profoundly changed their lives. Milton was recognized as a civic and community leader in San Francisco and it is in the memory of his passion to help others that his wife Abigail began a mission to better meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. With the help of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center Neuro-Oncology staff, her vision was able to evolve into a camp where families living with brain cancer can find respite in a holistic environment. 
In 2020, we pivoted to a virtual format to continue to support our families during the global COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to come back to holding camp in person in 2021, and will continue to monitor developments around the safety and feasibility to determine the best path forward this year.  We will post updates as new information becomes available on our website.  Either way, we will continue to adapt as best we can and be a year-round resource for our camp families. 

With the generous help of our donors, we can cover all costs for families who wish to attend. Your gift will enable us to continue, and expand, the Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp.

Donations can be made securely through this page, or if you prefer to donate by check, please make payable to Community Initiatives and indicate "Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp" on the memo line.

Checks can be mailed to:
Community Initiatives (FSP #6356)
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA  94607

The Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp is under the fiscal sponsorship of Community Initiatives, a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your donation is tax-deductible.
EIN: 94-3255070

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Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

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Is my donation private?
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