Chris Elliott Fund

Bringing HOPE to the lives of brain tumor patients & their families


Our Mission

The Chris Elliott Fund is furiously committed to finding a cure for brain cancer and to bringing HOPE to the lives of patients and their families.

Everything we do is directed towards our ultimate mission, which is to EndBrainCancer within our lifetimes.  We are unique in the one-on-one personalized support we offer to brain tumor patients and their families.

Additionally, we:

  • Provide patients with IMMEDIATE ACCESS to advanced treatment options,  specialists & comprehensive support programs
  • Provide support & guidance concerning the DAY-TO-DAY needs of patients and their caregivers
  • Educate the general public on matters related to brain tumors and brain cancer
  • Advocate on issues of national public health policy impacting the lives and welfare of brain tumor patients/brain cancer patients

Our ultimate goal is to put ourselves out of business when a cure is found for brain cancer and our services are no longer needed.


Christopher Stewart Elliott
November 6, 1960 – June 13, 2002

Our beginning

At age 39, in the prime of his life and father of two young children, Chris Elliott was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given just one year to live. He and his family refused to give up until they found better treatment options outside of standard protocol. Chris enrolled in a groundbreaking Dana Farber Cancer Institute clinical trial and received the latest in brain cancer treatment and fought a two-year battle to beat the disease. In his final months, Chris felt empowered to help others who are diagnosed with brain cancer and he wanted all prospective patients to know all the quality options available, thus the Chris Elliott Fund was formed. More than ten years later, through Dellann Elliott’s hard work and the dedication of countless volunteers & supporters, Chris’ legacy lives on through Chris Elliott Fund.

Guided by Chris’ experiences through diagnosis, treatment and the struggle to navigate a complicated landscape of misinformation, our services are built with a focus on the patient need for immediate access to advanced treatment options upon diagnosis.

Read Chris’s full story here.

Our future

Advanced treatment options lead to improved quality of life and survivorship while also supplying critical live brain tumor tissue for cancer research. Without a breakthrough in research that will open up federal funding dedicated to brain tumor research and tissue acquisition, the need for our distinct advocacy and direct services is more vital than ever, makes a difference and, most importantly, saves lives.  Chris Elliott Fund proudly stands ready to meet the needs of patients and their families and lead the fight to end brain cancer.

We are here to help

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Or call our Health Information Concierge
1-800-574-5703 or 425-785-8489

Get Involved

The Chris Elliott Fund relies on the kindness and philanthropy of its donors to continue to provides its services. Consider becoming a sponsor and making a lasting contribution today. Review our sponsorship opportunities today (download here).