Dawne Hausman


Born with a smile that was truly uplifting, Dawne not only had a spirit of genuine compassion and generosity, but also the unique ability of making others feel valued and unique, and those who were fortunate enough to have known her understood intuitively that they had been granted a gift.  Completely devoted to her children, husband and family, she made time with all who came into her life as she embraced her dedication to helping others.  

She was taken too soon and will be forever missed. 


To ensure your generosity and support are acknowledged - and to help protect you from future solicitations - the Hausman Family has requested that memorial contributions be made through IN MEMORY OF to the


Defeat GBM Research Collaborative

The Defeat GBM Research Collaborative is a groundbreaking, research-based initiative that takes advantage of the convergence of innovative scientific advancements, a differentiated business model, and support from biopharmaceutical companies to drive research forward with the aim of doubling the five-year survival rate of GBM patients. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common, complex, treatment resistant, and deadliest type of brain cancer, accounting for 45% of all brain cancers, with nearly 11,000 men, women, and children diagnosed each year. Building from the pioneering data discovered through The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the growing commitment to true collaboration across disciplines and institutions, all members of the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative share real-time information of one another’s cutting-edge research to quicken the pace of translating discoveries into clinical stage research—cutting years out of the traditional clinical trial research and analysis procedure. 

The Collaborative is a subsidiary of the National Brain Tumor Society, a nonprofit organization that brings together research and patient services as a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and medical professionals.  Dedicated to finding a cure, the staff and advisory team encourage research that connects directly to patient care and enhances the quality of life for all brain tumor patients and their families.

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