Annually, doctors, researchers and supporters from around the nation gather to support Ian’s Friends Foundation and raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research at the Evening of Inspiration, the organization’s largest fundraising event. This year marked the 11th anniversary of the Evening of Inspiration, and the event hosted approximately 650 guests committed to this important cause. Funds raised support innovative research that will lead to life-saving treatments and cures for pediatric brain tumors, the leading cause of death from disease in children. The 2018 Evening of Inspiration raised nearly $1.2 million to support ground-breaking, pediatric brain tumor research projects at world-renowned institutions across the U.S. This funding leads to unique partnerships with distinguished healthcare institutions and novel research that is unlikely to receive funding through other channels.