Thank You for Funding Childhood Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
June 17, 2014

At a time when the federal government is tightening its budget, childhood cancer research funding is growing increasingly scarce.

Here at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, we’re working hard to fill the funding gap — and we couldn’t do it without you.

Our dedicated grantees appreciate every hour, hair, and dollar you sacrifice to help them help kids with cancer. Here’s what some of them had to say.

'Every kid should have the opportunity to grow up and become whatever she or he wants. Thank you for helping make this simple dream come true.' Kenan Onel, M.D., Ph.D., St. Baldrick's research grant recipient

'The research that begins in the laboratory turns into real hope and new possibilities for families of children struggling to overcome their illness, and none of that would be possible without your help.' Colleen Annesley, M.D., St. Baldrick's Fellow

'There is no doubt in my mind that your incredible generosity will result in very real, very palpable changes to the way we treat children with cancer. In the long term many, many, many children will be cured of their cancers because of the research you have so generously supported through your donations and time.' Yoon-Jae Cho, M.D., St. Baldrick's Scholar

'It’s hard to measure the full effect that donors and volunteers can have by supporting the research that will guide the development of new cures. When you save a child’s life, you affect families, future generations, and everyone that child will influence over a lifetime. When you support a scientist, you affect not only the current work, but all the trainees, collaborators, and personnel connected to the work, and all their future studies that will follow over a lifetime.' Benjamin Mizukawa, M.D., St. Baldrick's Scholar

'You have provided the funding to fuel the research that will make it possible for kids enduring the battle of their lives to experience less suffering as they embark on the quest for a cure. I am so thankful for the support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation – both for their belief in my career as a physician-scientist, and for their belief in the possibility that better care is actually possible for the children that we treat. On behalf of my patients, both in Africa and in the US, thank you from the bottom of my heart.' Jodi Skiles, M.D., St. Baldrick's Fellow

'Thank you for continuing to support the effort. Thank you for being part of the solution. Thank you for not giving up before the job is done.' Stanley Calderwood, M.D., St. Baldrick's infrastructure grant recipient

Help the St. Baldrick’s Foundation continue to fund lifesaving childhood cancer research. Donate now.

Give by June 30 and your dollars will be included in the grants we give this summer.


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