318 Goes Head to head with Childhood Brain Tumors

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation indicates that 3,400 US children a year are diagnosed with a brain tumor – roughly 9 new cases a day. The combined five-year survival rate is only 60% with some conditions as low as 20%. 76% of those diagnosed are under the age of 15.

Tigard, MO, November 30, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Since 1991 the PBTF has been working hard to find the cause and cure. They support medicinal research, increase public awareness, and provide educational and emotional support for affected children and their families.

On the 318th day of the year (November, 14th) Chuck Taylor joins the fight with a grass roots campaign titled “318”. His goal: Raise $318 over 318 days – total $101,124 – for the PBTF.

Mr. Taylor is not a professional fund raiser, he does not have a corporate budget or personal wealth. He is just your average ordinary guy. He is your neighbor, the guy standing in line behind you at the bank, a fellow citizen of Earth.

He is nobody and he is everybody. He is just like you and me and he’s trying to make a difference. Using classic word-of-mouth promotion, social networking, creativity and tenacity as his tools he faces a daunting task.

“Much like LEGO bricks,” Mr. Taylor says “many small things can build upon each other to create great wonders. The simple act of passing on 318’s message can produce huge results.”

“Of course donations won’t hurt either.” he jokes.

Everyone is encouraged to participate. Join the 318 group on Facebook, post a status or comment on Facebook, MySpace, Digg etc. about 318, add the 318 URL to your email signature, or Make a donation (http://www.firstgiving.com/318) no matter how small – Mr. Taylor suggest $3.18, $31.80, $318 to keep to theme. Or simply let others know what 318 is about.

“Nothing done to help is too small.” Mr. Taylor says.

Charles Taylor