All families, no matter what their situation prior to diagnosis, face severe financial burdens when they have a child with brain cancer. Treatments are expensive and may only be available some distance from home. Parents have to take time off work to attend appointments and care for their child, and special equipment is often needed. The Payton Wright Foundation provides assistance by paying monthly rent, mortgage and utility bills. Additionally, The Payton Wright Foundation has created funds for pediatric brain cancer patients at hospitals, including:

All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, Orlando, FL 

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Children's Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA

Children's Hospital of ColoradoColorado, Aurora, CO

Duke Children's Hospital, Durham, NC

Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

To find out more about how The Payton Wright Foundation can help you or someone you may know in this situation, contact us.

Instructions for Families Seeking Assistance

Physicians & Social Workers

For professionals who are providing medical treatment or practical support to families who are battling pediatric brain cancer, The Payton Wright Foundation is an invaluable resource. It is not uncommon for families in this situation to face financial shortfalls that can hinder treatment and cause considerable gaps and stress in the home. Our goal is to address those gaps, such as fuel expenses to get to and from a medical facility, so that the child’s treatment protocol can be met without putting the family in jeopardy. If you know a family in need, contact The Payton Wright Foundation today to learn more about how we can help.


Pediatric brain cancer is a historically underfunded area of research, so The Payton Wright Foundation provides funds to hospitals and research organizations that are working towards a cure for this disease. Some of the organizations that we support include:

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center

The Robert Preston Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center

The V Foundation for Cancer Research