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$15 Million Raised for Childhood Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 14, 2013

Ambassador Emily helps us celebrate $15 million for childhood cancer research

Emily, one of five St. Baldrick’s Ambassadors in 2013, is sitting outside in her beautiful garden to announce that St. Baldrick’s volunteers and donors have raised more than $15 million for childhood cancer research funding!

Emily, 17, from Long Beach, California, was diagnosed with chondroblastic osteosarcoma in December 2011 following an examination for inexplicable leg pain.

Emily has endured 18 rounds of chemotherapy as well as a marathon 10-hour surgery where about 7” of her tibia was removed and replaced with donor bone.

Emily and her family will be attending the LAFD/LAPD Fire Station 89 event this Saturday, March 16th, where they will help cheer on Emily’s little brother, Max, as he shaves his head for the third time.

Emily’s mother, June, says, “The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has given our family a way to both give back and fight back against pediatric cancer. We are so grateful to all of the volunteers and donors who put themselves out for this great cause.”

Emily has been a strong and positive warrior throughout her treatment. Today, she is smiling and working hard to raise awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and is so excited to be part of the $15 million dollar announcement!

Get involved with St. Baldrick’s today and give hope to kids and teens just like Emily whose lives have been affected by cancer.


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