Research

2021 Infrastructure Grants

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 16, 2021

Enrollment on a clinical trial is often a child’s best hope for a cure. And every child enrolled on a trial is helping kids in the future to have a better outcome.

Dr and child patient with New Grants Announcement title

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Research

Research Outcomes: Advancing Research to Improve Treatment

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 8, 2021

Your generosity makes a difference for kids with cancer. This edition of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Research Outcomes recognizes research that is making treatments less toxic, evaluating new drugs, and working to prevent late effects. Thank you for making research possible.

Lab Equipment with text: Research Outcomes

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Families

Our family was an ordinary family before childhood cancer.

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 28, 2021

This was written by Hudson’s mom, Jessica McKearney.

I work as a Nurse Practitioner and Kyle works as a Project Manager. We live in a small town in Northeast Iowa. Before March 2019, Hudson was an energetic, Mickey Mouse and car loving toddler. He was spirited, happy, loved to dance and kept us on our toes. In November 2018, Hudson became a big brother to his sister Violet. Two under two was exciting and exhausting. Hudson was caring, empathetic, and always wanted to be with Violet. They had an incredible bond, and we were grateful to have two happy and healthy toddlers.

Hudson with his mom, dad, sister, and dog.

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Events and Fundraisers

Calling All Content Creators!

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 13, 2021

Want to tap into your creativity to help fight childhood cancer in a whole new way? Whether you’re an experienced streamer or not, we want you!

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Research

St. Baldrick’s and the Children’s Oncology Group: An Ambitious Relationship

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 11, 2021

Did you know: The St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Children’s Oncology Group have been partners in the fight against childhood cancer since our founding.

graphic of St Baldrick’s and COG logos

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Fundraising Tips

Employee Giving: How You and Your Employer Can Help Kids with Cancer

by Robyn Raphael, St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 1, 2021

Did you know that fall is the time of year when many companies and their employees focus on charitable donations?

That’s right – It’s a great time to generate more revenue for your favorite charity – like the St. Baldrick’s Foundation!

This October, ask your human resources representative for more information about some of the following popular fundraising options – and you’ll all be helping fund lifesaving childhood cancer research.

Workplace Giving Infographic

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Events and Fundraisers

YOU Helped Raise $1.3 Million for Childhood Cancer Research This September

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 29, 2021

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, but as a member of the St. Baldrick’s community, you know that lifesaving research must continue EVERY month.

Thank you for always being there for kids with cancer! 

With 32 events in September, the St. Baldrick’s community raised more than $1.3 million for childhood cancer research. 

Those funds will go toward the most promising research so that kids not just survive, but thrive after cancer, living longer and healthier lives.

Here are just a few of the highlights from the month – and a few ways you can help before the month is over!

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Facts

What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)?

by Benjamin Mizukawa, M.D.
September 3, 2021

What is acute myeloid leukemia?

Dr. Mizukawa is a past St. Baldrick’s Scholar. He explains acute myeloid leukemia symptoms, treatment, and research progress

What is acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells. Leukemia cells divide quickly and fail to mature into normal, functioning blood cells.

Acute leukemia progresses rapidly and is classified into two general subtypes:

  • When the cancer affects the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, it is called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL.
  • When the cancer affects other blood cell types, such as red blood cells, platelet-forming cells, and other types of white blood cells, it is called acute myeloid leukemia, or AML.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Richard Kligler

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
August 31, 2021

St. Baldrick’s volunteers tend to be remarkable folks. But even among tens of thousands of outstanding people who are quite literally saving lives by supporting childhood cancer research, Richard Kligler and his family stand out.

Richard Kligler poses with a Buddha statue at the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Hong Kong

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Research

The Impact of the Dream Team on Childhood Cancers: A Video

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
August 26, 2021

The St. Baldrick’s — Stand Up To Cancer Pediatric Dream Team’s innovative and collaborative approach to science is making huge impacts in the world of childhood cancer research.

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