About Us
Mission Statement
To inspire patients and their families, educate communities and drive research to help find answers for acoustic neuromas and other benign brain tumors.
Vision Statement
"To Improve the quality of life for benign brain tumor patients and their families." 
Our Value's
  • Team ANA 417 prides itself in being a team; bringing the respected community together for a common goal.

  • We are responsible, accountable, respectful, effective and efficient on raising awareness in our local community for acoustic neuromas and other benign brain tumor research.

  • We promote honest, integrity and openness in all we do.

  • We encourage innovation to further research initiatives.

  • We foster collaboration to ultimately improve the quality of life for those suffering a benign brain tumor diagnosis.

Did you know?

Over 700,000 Americans are currently living with a brain tumor. With benign brain tumors accounting for 80% of all brain tumor diagnoses. It is estimated that around 84,170 people will receive a brain tumor diagnosis in 2021 (Stats refer to US Residents ONLY, National Brain Tumor Society, 2021).

What we do to help:

Team ANA 417 is a local non-profit focused on helping those who have been diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma as well as other benign brain tumors. While most benign brain tumors aren't considered life threatening, it does not mean they aren't life changing. Brain tumors can have lasting and life-altering physical, cognitive and psychological impacts on a patient’s life. Here at Team A.N.A. 417 we help patients and their families by providing financial assistance, support groups and specialized programs to help with recovery and their new "normal".

Distribution of Funds Raised
We are a completely volunteer based non-profit, meaning we do not budget in administrative fees , therefore all of our funds raised in excess of standard operating cost will go back into the community as described below. 
Giving Back Locally
85%
Financial support and programs available for expenses incurred while undergoing treatment.

 

Giving Back Nationally
10%
Towards funding for research, treatment and prevention.

Team ANA 417 Board of Directors
These individuals are local residents of Southwest Missouri and have donated their time to our wonderful cause. 
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JENNIFER MILLER

Founder

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PATTY SMULSKI

Vice President

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REBECCA BAKER

Treasurer

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REBECCA SOLARI

Secretary

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DR. MARK VAN ESS

Board Member

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JAMES PETITT

Board Member

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CARISSA PETITT

Board Member

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OLIVIA SOLARI

Board Member

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Cheyenne Hardison

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Mike Lewis

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