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Tug McGraw Foundation CEO to Speak at Milken Institute Global Conference

April 17th, 2014

  TMF has announced that CEO Jennifer" Brusstar will participate in a panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference on Tuesday, April 29 at 2:30 PST, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The panel, "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain," will focus on the scientific understanding on how the human body works has expanded exponentially in recent decades, but the brain is not divulging its secrets easily.   ...

TMF Announces 3rd Annual Sporting Clay Pro-Am Sponsored by Tarver Land Development

April 8th, 2014

April 8, 2014, Yountville, CA – The Tug McGraw Foundation will hold its 3rd Annual “Celebrity Sporting Clay Pro-Am” on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Nashville Gun Club in Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Tarver Land Development, the event will benefit the Tug McGraw Foundation and its efforts to improve the lives of military service members who have been affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Rand Results: 1.1. Million Americans Providing Care To Military Members

April 1st, 2014

  1.1 MILLION AMERICANS PROVIDING CARE TO MILITARY MEMBERS WHO SERVED SINCE 9/11, RAND STUDY FINDS   April 1, 2014-More than 1.1 million spouses, parents and friends are caring for the injured and disabled who have served in the U.S. military since Sept. 11, 2001, often doing so without a formal support network and putting their own well-being at risk, according to a new RAND Corporation study.   The largest-ever study of m...

RAND & EDF to Release Results of Largest Study of Military Caregivers

March 30th, 2014

  READ THE RAND STUDY RESULTS   The Tug McGraw Foundation has been supporting the efforts of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation from their conception. Mrs. Dole and her team have commissioned a study to determine the gaps and needs facing our nation’s military and veteran caregivers.  The results of the study, “Hidden Heroes: America’s Military Caregivers,” will be released on Tuesday, April 1, in an 11 am EST briefing at the N...

An Invite From Our Partners In Research ABC2

March 28th, 2014

On May 14, 2014, join Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure CEO, Max Wallace, as he interviews UCSD Neurosurgeons, Dr. Bob Carter and Dr. Clark Chen, and Chief Scientific Officer of Regulus Therapeutics, Neil W. Gibson, Ph. D. This is a unique opportunity to hear from local brain cancer experts on new opportunities and challenges in therapies and diagnostics for brain cancer.


Tune In Tonight: Watch Prince Harry & Our Partners S2S Trek The South Pole

March 26th, 2014

What began as a race to the South Pole between three teams of combat veterans, including Prince Harry, turned into a struggle for survival. Matt Lauer will host an exclusive prime time special, "Prince Harry's South Pole Heroes," airing Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on NBC. Viewers will be taken along as the royal and a group of veterans embark on an arduous 130-mile trip to the South Pole with the charity Walking With The Wounded.

Free Workshop-Coping with the Unique Challenges of Adults with Brain Disease

March 21st, 2014

UCSF Neuro Cargiver Consortium Presents: Family and friends of patients with all types of brain disorders often struggle with similar issues in caring for their loved ones. In this free workshop, caregivers will receive practical information from nurses, physicians and other professionals on caring for patients with illnesses that affect the brain, including brain tumors, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and injuries to the brai...

Accepting Applications for 2014 TMF & No Barriers Women's Retreats

February 26th, 2014

These retreats are joint partnerships between the Tug McGraw Foundation and Soldiers to Summits. Offering four different retreat opportunities this year, we invite female veterans and active-duty service women to join us for five-day retreats where participants will learn to embrace the No Barriers Mindset.


"Ya Gotta Believe"

What's Within You Is Stronger Than What's In your Way

New Program for PTSD and TBI-VA San Diego HS Opens Aspire Center

February 17th, 2014

As a former patient of a VA residential treatment facility, Veteran Kristopher Warren knows what it’s like to fall short and find redemption after leaving the military. Left without the support and structure of the Marine Corps after his discharge in 2006, Warren felt vulnerable. “I began experiencing a mix of guilt and need,” said the former artilleryman of seven years. “Guilt for what I had done and seen and a need for that ad...

Philadelphia Daily News-Tug Still Making A Difference

February 11th, 2014

Ira Glass Has Something to Say About The Gordon Murray Caregiver Program

February 3rd, 2014

Ucsf's Gordon Murray caregiver program-Personalized Help With Developing A Plan For Care and Access Resources     From initial diagnosis of a brain tumor, patients and families will receive personalized assistance from a dedicated caregiver team over the trajectory of the illness. These individuals are trained to work with caregivers on specific topics at each stage of the illness. A series of pre-determined checkpoints for inter...

Tug McGraw Remembered 10 Years...

January 6th, 2014

        On January 5, 2004, McGraw succumbed to his brain tumor near Nashville. He left as his legacy the Tug McGraw Foundation, an organization that helps to improve quality of life for those affected by brain trauma and tumors.     Tug McGraw visits the Phillies' Veterans Stadium for an emotional ceremony in which he recreated his World Series-winning pitch, replete with victory celebration. M...

Winter News On Programs, Events And What's Coming!

December 31st, 2013

  View, TMF's Holiday Video with glimpses of our programs, donors, volunteers and caregivers. Thank you and Happy New Year!       "I have no trouble with the twelve inches between my elbow and my palm. It's the seven inches between my ears that's bent." Tug McGraw Because of you and with the generous support of ...

Our Gift To You This Holiday Season-TMF Holiday Video

December 23rd, 2013

Wishing All of You A Wonderful Holiday and Thank You For Giving Us The Greatest Gift! Your Support In Helping To Improve Quality of Life! Jennifer, Wendy, Ava, Terence, Babs, The TMF Staff Board, TMF Advisors and Honorary Chair-Tim McGraw


We Believe In You!



TMF Takes A Leap with Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure And Raises Over $140,000

December 12th, 2013

On November 3, 2013- Team McGraw and Trevor's Trek partnered with Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure for a 365 foot rappel off the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.  This would be a game changer for Team McGraw participants. All of us took a leap of faith knowing  this experience would help brain cancer research.  What we didn't realize was that the impact we had on each other via our Team email exchanges.