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Les Fountain - 2012 BRICK stands for Brain Research In Cancer Kids .  It's the name of our new fundraising group.  We have joined forces with our extended family to raise money specifically for Brain Tumor Research at the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego (RCHSD). Dr. John Crawford, MD, Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at RCHSD, desires to do much more for the kids with brain cancer.  There are many scientific studies that are possible to try to improve the treatment for cancer patients currently being treated as well as those, like Les, who are survivors. Many people don't realize that cancer in the brain affects the patient in different ways than cancers in other parts of the anatomy.  Think about it - it's your brain - the control center of everything that goes on in your body.  The cancer tumor itself messes with the brain and then the treatment to get rid of the tumor also messes with the bra