I’m raising money to help fight childhood cancer and fund lifesaving research and innovative care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Join me to help CHOP make a difference today!
Why this is so important to me:
I work in the technolgy field at CHOP, specifically informatics. I never imagined that I would be able to be a part of a world renound team of researchers and staff who care for and look for breakthrough of these terrifying diseases. My job is not just about numbers and data, it is about the friends and families who have been touched by childhood cancer. This day on the parkway is the culmination of that work. Being able to share time with brave CHOP families, friends and cowokers is an honor.
Unfortunetely, many children's cancers are not in the spotlight of big pharma and government because they simply don't make money. Childhood cancer is the number 1 killer of kids with disease. Therefore, philanthropy is a huge part of us finding new ways to treat these cancers and provide the support needed to make breakthroughs in an ever changing landscape in cancer research.
Patients Need Us Parents shouldn’t have to hear the words “your child has cancer.” However, 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they’re 20 years old.
Breakthroughs Are Upon Us CHOP’s Center for Childhood Cancer Research is one of the most distinguished research programs in the nation. Every day, CHOP’s Cancer Center team is redefining what a cancer diagnosis means for a child. The center offers the most advanced therapies available anywhere in the world, including cutting-edge clinical trials that reprogram the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.
How You Can Help Make an Immediate Impact Today 100% of every donation helps CHOP make important breakthroughs in understanding the causes of childhood cancer – and developing treatments that improve cure rates.