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Amanda Rozman Pediatric Cancer Research Fund


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In May 2014 we lost our only child to neuroblastoma. Amanda was a beautiful 4 year old girl who was our pride and joy. She spent half of her life in children's hospitals due to cancer treatment and subsequent complications, which robbed her of a normal childhood. We started this Hero Fund in Amanda's memory in the hopes of preventing this tragedy from happening to other families.
2017
$32,100
Funds Raised in 2017
$167,883
Total Funds Raised
Since 2014

Amanda was diagnosed with stage IV high risk neuroblastoma at 16 months of age in January 2011.

After initial chemotherapy and surgery she went into remission in July 2011. She was in remission for two years, and then relapsed in August 2013. She endured numerous treatments following her relapse, but nothing (not even novel treatments) was effective against her rapidly progressing neuroblastoma. She passed away on May 19, 2014 at age 4.

Amanda was a very happy, affectionate girl who loved to dance and play. She also loved animals, rainbows, the moon and stars. Her favorite videos were Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Toy Story and Cinderella. Whether she was at home or at the hospital, she always had a smile on her face and could light up the room with her charming personality. She was very strong and courageous in facing her cancer treatments and the challenges that they brought. She was our hero!

We want to ensure that in the future other families don’t lose a child to cancer. We are now dedicating our time to fundraising for pediatric cancer research to facilitate the development of promising new treatments and clinical trials in Amanda’s memory. Our primary interest is in funding translational research to improve the efficacy and number of treatments available for relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma.

Thanks,
Ron and Michelle Rozman

Amanda Rozman Pediatric Cancer Research Fund Highlights & Happenings

Amanda’s CaringBridge Website

Read about our sweet Amanda’s life and her courageous battle against neuroblastoma.
Our 2016 Donors

Your Support Means So Much

These friends and family members helped us raise funds for childhood cancer research in honor of Amanda! See the 2014-2017 list.
Our 2014 Donors

Filling the Funding Gap

All types of childhood cancers combined receive only 4% of U.S. federal funding for cancer research. There’s a gap to be filled to help these kids.

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Where does the money go?

Donations made to the Amanda Rozman Pediatric Cancer Research Fund have supported St. Baldrick’s Research Grant for William Weiss M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Weiss is researching neuroblastoma at the University of California, San Francisco which is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, CA

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of leading experts in the childhood cancer community, to ensure that every dollar makes the greatest impact for kids with cancer.

 

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Who's Involved?

These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of the Amanda Rozman Pediatric Cancer Research Fund. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible.

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Get involved your own way:

Start your own St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise money on behalf of our Hero Fund! You’ll be paired with a staff member who will walk you through every step of the process, and you’ll have fun knowing you’re doing a great thing for kids with cancer.

Register to shave your head and raise money for our Hero Fund at any St. Baldrick’s event happening around the world! Not finding an event near you? Register as a virtual shavee and shave your head anytime, anywhere.

Head-shaving not your thing? You can start a fundraiser to raise money for our Hero Fund with St. Baldrick’s in a way that interests you! Like biking? Bike a marathon. Like baking? Start a cookie baking fundraiser… You get the picture.

Need help? Email us at Funds@StBaldricks.org

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