Hero Funds

The families below have set up a St. Baldrick's Hero Fund to honor someone very special. The funds raised by their events, teams and participants, whether from head-shaving or other means, are granted to some of the best childhood cancer research in the world. Hero Funds receive information about the research they are making possible.

If you'd like to learn about starting a new Hero Fund, please contact Funds@StBaldricks.org or call Kelly at (626) 792-8247, ext. 219.

Hero Fund Listings

Fund Description
David's Warriors photo David's Warriors Before David died he said, "I am going to die because research has failed me." He asked his parents to raise money to find cures for neuroblastoma and for all cancers that hurt kids. This fund was created to honor the spirit in which he lived, embracing life until the very end!
PFP Cancer Research Fund photo PFP Cancer Research Fund Peyton was 13 when he began his battle against rhabdomyosarcoma in January of 2013. This is a rare and aggressive form of cancer, but Peyton is brave and has never asked, “Why me?” His parents are so proud of his attitude and courage. He is loved by his family, friends, dogs Beau and Tripp, and bunny Max.
The Henry Cermak Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research photo The Henry Cermak Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research Henry was a creative ten year old who delighted everyone he met with his sense of humor and compassion for others. He joked with the doctors and nurses and sang their praises while he downplayed his ordeal, saying: "It's only brain surgery...they didn't operate on my heart!" Henry's Fund is dedicated to his wish: that "no one gets left out".
Just Do It...and be done with it photo Just Do It...and be done with it We see your paralyzing sadness. We see you smile when you hear their name. We see your anger. We see you laugh and then remember. We see you scared they will be forgotten. We see you fight to live your life without them. For the kids whose stories were stolen by childhood cancer and their families who love them... WE REMEMBER YOU
Alan's Sarcoma Research Fund photo Alan's Sarcoma Research Fund Alan was a happy boy with an indomitable spirit. Through the four and a half years of his fight, Alan remained cheerful, upbeat and hardworking in the face of his treatment. Unfortunately, Sarcoma cut his life short at the age of five, despite every effort. So we will continue his fight and help the doctors who tried to help him by funding Sarcoma research.
Daniel the Brave Fund photo Daniel the Brave Fund Daniel lit up a room with his smile and laugh. Always ready to learn and play no matter what, he has touched the hearts of so many people with his bravery and strength. This fund was created to honor Daniel's bravery and to provide hope to those still in the fight. Stay Brave!!
Hannah's Heroes photo Hannah's Heroes Hannah was born in the Cayman Islands, a happy contented child who loved horse riding, swimming in the sea, reading and playing games. She had a sunny disposition with an infectious laugh that would light up any room. Sadly, her life turned upside-down in July 2012 when she was diagnosed with brain cancer. This fund was set up to honor her fight by raising awareness and funding for all childhood cancers.
Do It For Dominic Fund photo Do It For Dominic Fund Dominic was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma before kindergarten in 2008 and died days after he finished second grade in 2011. Dom achieved many things and made many friends in his three years of school. Dominic touched our lives briefly but left us with a lifetime of dreams to hold on to.
Miracles for Michael Fund photo Miracles for Michael Fund Michael Orbany was a 9 year old who is a hero to everyone he met. In October 2010, he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor. His attitude of unwavering faith and never giving up clearly defined his character, along with wanting to bring happiness to others. The Miracles for Michael Fund was created to honor Michael’s tremendous strength to never ever give up in life.
Rays of Hope photo Rays of Hope Rayanna was a bubbly little 3 year old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She never backed down from the battle nor asked why even when she was diagnosed with a secondary cancer at age 6. Although Rayanna lost her battle, may her infectious smile and this fund send "Rays of HOPE" to children everywhere.
MaxLove Project Fund photo MaxLove Project Fund The MaxLove Project Fund is designed to advance understanding of the interaction between human metabolism and childhood cancer. The fund will support research on cancer cell metabolism and nutritional therapies that may affect cancer metabolism. The ultimate goal of such research is to discover non-toxic nutritional therapies that can complement conventional pediatric cancer treatments.
Amanda Rozman Pediatric Cancer Research Fund photo Amanda Rozman Pediatric Cancer Research Fund In May 2014 we lost our oldest daughter 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.
Team Clarkie Fund photo Team Clarkie Fund Since Clarkie was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, he has shown a level of drive, determination and an inherent desire to win. With the funds raised by Team Clarkie, we will ensure that researchers receive the resources needed to make significant strides towards finding a cure for Ewing’s Sarcoma and other pediatric cancers. We are confident that this campaign will stimulate greater awareness and inspire others that believe pediatric cancer research can and will lead to a cure.
Smiles for Cole photo Smiles for Cole Our promise to Cole is to do "Something Big" in his memory. That "Something Big" is doing everything possible to create greater awareness, funding, and research for childhood cancer. This is Cole’s job, his work, his legacy; we are just helping him do what cancer did not allow him to grow up to do. It is not what he has chosen but it is the best we can give him. His spirit and strength is moving us each day and "Something Big" is happening!
The Amagoia Lazkano Fund photo The Amagoia Lazkano Fund This Fund was created in memory of Amagoia Lazkano. Through the Fund we will work together to find a cure for medulloblastoma and all childhood cancers. Amagoia is helping us achieve this goal from above.
Tough as Ace photo Tough as Ace Notre Dame Football star Asaph "Ace" Schwapp died at the age of 26 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He played fullback for the Fighting Irish from 2005-2008. The Tough As Ace Fund was founded by his friend to encourage teammates, friends and Notre Dame supporters to continue to fight against cancer in his memory.
Invictus Fund photo Invictus Fund Holden lived large and loved every minute of life. He was relentless in his pursuit of being a "normal" kid - riding the bus, being in first grade, playing baseball, being a friend. Just being a KID. He handled cancer and hemodialysis with amazing grace. He rolled with the punches and lived a life full of laughter, joy, and love. This fund is to honor our awesome-sauce son and brother and his unconquerable spirit.
JJ's Angels photo JJ's Angels Juliana has changed people's lives and their view on what is truly important. I continue to be amazed at the people she has touched and the passion she has inspired. JJ will always be with me and this fund is a permanent place to honor her beautiful spirit, personality and inspiration that continues to shine through beautiful people. Suns up!!!!
Friends for Hope photo Friends for Hope “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead
For the Love of Jack photo For the Love of Jack Jack Tweedy was diagnosed with brain and spinal cancer when he was two. Since then he has endured multiple surgeries and 270 weeks of chemotherapy. Through it all Jack uplifts those around him and loves life. Together with his family, he inspires others to help fund the very best research to ensure that tomorrow’s cancer warriors have better treatment options.
Georgia and the Peachy Keens Hero Fund photo Georgia and the Peachy Keens Hero Fund Georgia is an artist, a bookworm, and a swimmer. She is a loving big sister, a kind friend, and a generous citizen of the world. She is also a leukemia survivor who wants to ensure victories like hers for all kids fighting cancer. With her team, the Peachy Keens, she is ready and determined to conquer childhood cancer – so please join us! And thank you for keeping Georgia, and all of these brave warriors, on your mind.
The Grace for Good Fund photo The Grace for Good Fund Grace is a vibrant 21 year old, a lover of life and silver linings, and a survivor of medulloblastoma. Named in her honor, The Grace for Good Fund supports research of brain tumors and the multitude of challenges facing survivors post treatment. Our goal is to help children not only survive their diagnoses, but also to offer them their greatest opportunities to thrive. Help us change their lives For Good.
Ben's Green Drakkoman Fund photo Ben's Green Drakkoman Fund Ben’s Green Drakkoman Fund is named after the super hero that Ben created and shared with the world since he was able to pick up a crayon and draw. The Green Drakkoman’s archenemy is the Evil Alien.The money raised for the fund will be used to create grants that work towards defeating the Evil Alien named osteosarcoma. Thank you for your help. The Green Drakkoman and his team never, never, never gives up.
For Eva Jane and All the Others photo For Eva Jane and All the Others In the summer of 2014, when she should have been preparing to head off to kindergarten with her peers, Eva was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In addition to the obvious shock, we were stunned by the lack of research into treatment options for Eva’s tumor type. This fund was created to help further understanding of pediatric brain tumors, and to honor the bravery of our sweet and spirited girl.
Rebecca's Gift photo Rebecca's Gift The money raised by Rebecca’s Fund will be added to the St. Baldrick’s efforts to fund promising research in the prevention of tumor reemergence. Every child with a diagnosis of cancer should have NED scans for the rest of their long life. Please help us make that possibility a reality.
Sweet Caroline Fund photo Sweet Caroline Fund Caroline lit up every room she entered with her magnificent smile and friendliness - often the "pied piper" of friends and animals alike. Her giving spirit and contagious grin persisted through chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and physical therapy. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right arm in January 2014, Caroline spent most of that year in the hospital. Despite treatment, Caroline’s disease continued to progress and she died on January 9, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.
Mighty Mimi photo Mighty Mimi Mimi is a vibrant young child fighting Acute Lympoblastic Leukemia. Shortly after her September 2014 diagnosis she became “Mighty Mimi”. Her bravery is unparalleled. Mimi is "fighting the bad guys" with the strength of a superhero! The Mighty Mimi Fund will inspire and unite us to raise awareness and funding for lifesaving childhood cancer research so that we can all say “KAPOW” to cancer.
Oh Danny Boy, I Love You So: The Danny O'Brien Rhabdoid Tumor Research Fund photo Oh Danny Boy, I Love You So: The Danny O'Brien Rhabdoid Tumor Research Fund Danny Boy was 5 months old when he was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor on his liver. This cancer is extremely rare and aggressive. Danny has known nothing but love and affection for his short life. We started this fund to honor Danny and to help fight this awful disease.
Hope From Harper photo Hope From Harper Harper was a fiery and loving young girl diagnosed with Wilms tumor at the age of 7. Throughout her battle she inspired those around her with her ceaseless joy, freely given love and enduring hope. After gaining her wings in December 2014, Harper continues to inspire those who knew her and those who hear her story to choose joy instead of sadness in every situation. Those left behind endeavor to give hope to other kids fighting cancer by funding research to improve care and find cures.
Robert Arceci Memorial Fund photo Robert Arceci Memorial Fund Dr. Robert Arceci was a compassionate caregiver and brilliant researcher. Donations to this fund support a unique award that reflects Dr. Arceci’s values, including international collaboration, innovation, and the next generation of scientists. One U.S. and one international researcher each year will be funded to do truly outside-the-box research.
TEAM ABBY Gives photo TEAM ABBY Gives Welcome to TEAM ABBY Gives! TEAM ABBY Gives was created to unite Abby’s supporters, and all those wanting to get involved, to help us fight for better treatments for all children battling cancer. Read about Abby's story here, see who is, or has been, fundraising for St. Baldrick's in honor of Abby, and see what you can do!
Bianka's Butterfly Fund for PNET Brain Tumor Research photo Bianka's Butterfly Fund for PNET Brain Tumor Research Bianka loved Butterflies! She was beautiful but short lived just like butterflies (they live 2-4 weeks). Bianka had a rare and highly malignant brain tumor called primitive neuroectodermal tumor or PNET. The goal of Bianka's Hero Fund is to raise funds exclusively for PNET research grants.
Living for Luker Brain Tumor Research Fund photo Living for Luker Brain Tumor Research Fund Shortly after turning 10, Luke was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, DIPG, for which there is no cure. Luke managed to grasp the true meaning of life. He lived it fully playing, loving, caring, with the passion to always help people. His life was cut short, only 9 mo. after diagnosis. By helping fund much needed research, Luke will live on through the hope of a cure for other children.
The Caemon Marston-Simmons Hero Fund  photo The Caemon Marston-Simmons Hero Fund The Caemon Marston-Simmons Hero Fund supports researchers who are working to detect, treat, and cure Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) a rare, aggressive leukemia that took our three-year-old son Caemon in 2013.
Super Soph's Pediatric Cancer Research Fund photo Super Soph's Pediatric Cancer Research Fund Super Soph's Pediatric Cancer Research Fund was created to honor Sophie Rossi who passed away at 18 months old, following a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Sophie brought smiles and joy to everyone she encountered in her short life. Our hope is to honor Sophie’s spirit by using this Fund to help find a cure for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and all childhood cancers.
Glen Parker Bayne Hero Fund photo Glen Parker Bayne Hero Fund Glen is an energetic and adventurous three year old boy with a contagious smile and soul-stirring laugh. He is a fighter that has endured a grueling battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma and is currently showing no signs of disease. Glen’s Army and our family are dedicated to helping create better treatments and outcomes for children like Glen.
Luke's Army Pediatric Cancer Research Fund photo Luke's Army Pediatric Cancer Research Fund Luke Ungerer brought energy, smiles and sunshine with him wherever he went! He changed our lives forever and our hope is that the positive ripples from his life continue to spread. Honor Luke by brightening someone else's day like he always did ours and appreciating each and every day. We hope this funding can be life impacting for so many of these brave, tough, amazing children who endure so much.
Jack's Pack- We Still Have His Back photo Jack's Pack- We Still Have His Back Jack Klein was a 10 year old who loved life, laughing and monkeys. His community rallied around him during his illness under the moniker "Jack's Pack". Their slogan was "We have Jack's Back". After Jack succumbed to Burkitt's Lymphoma, his pack has pivoted to funding a cure.
Ella's Love Heals A.L.L. photo Ella's Love Heals A.L.L. The Ella’s Love Heals A.L.L. Hero Fund was developed with the hopes to raise money for St. Baldrick’s that will help develop new therapies to treat and target infant leukemia. Our Little Miss Sunshine is a courageous and determined fighter who was diagnosed with High-Risk Infant Leukemia at 6 months old. Please join us in our fight to help researchers and doctors find better solutions.
Mighty Micah's Mission Fund photo Mighty Micah's Mission Fund The Mighty Micah's Mission Fund aims to raise awareness and improve treatment options for children diagnosed with neuroblastoma. As neuroblastoma patient Micah and her family know all too well, these kids need more effective and less-toxic treatments. We invite you to join Micah’s mission to develop exciting new cancer-fighting tools.
Rally for Ryan Fund photo Rally for Ryan Fund Ryan was diagnosed with A.L.L. and endured 3 ½ years of treatment. After being cancer-free for 11 months and the week of Christmas, Ryan learned he relapsed. He went into surgery for another port placement and began a more intense chemotherapy right away. He is back to battling cancer. He loves video games, animals and his family. Ryan an inspiration to his community as they join with him in the fight for better treatments.
Arden Quinn Bucher Memorial Fund photo Arden Quinn Bucher Memorial Fund Arden Quinn Bucher’s intelligence, empathy, and dynamic personality charmed everyone. Prior to her Neuroblastoma diagnosis on October 11, 2007 at age 2, she happily played with boundless energy. She bravely managed to keep smiling and learning throughout her difficult months of treatment. Arden’s memorial fund supports St. Baldrick’s mission: funding the most promising research, wherever it takes place to provide kids fighting cancers less toxic, more effective treatments allowing them to live longer, healthier lives.
Hope for Daisy Research Fund for Pediatric Brain Tumors photo Hope for Daisy Research Fund for Pediatric Brain Tumors Daisy is a strong girl who radiates joy despite all she has had to endure through her treatment for medulloblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. Through the Hope for Daisy Fund we will honor her spirit and help fund research for the top doctors to increase survival rates and HOPE for children battling brain cancer.
Not All Who Wander Are Lost Fund photo Not All Who Wander Are Lost Fund Kiersten Dickson was a relentlessly positive, free spirited 19-year old when she was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer. Though she knew her diagnosis meant she’d give up her earthly body too soon, she made it her mission to fight pediatric cancers by raising money for immunotherapy research so more kids would be able survive without the debilitating side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Thumbs Up Fund To Honor Brett Haubrich photo Thumbs Up Fund To Honor Brett Haubrich The Thumbs Up Fund To Honor Brett Haubrich was established to help raise money for research for Brett's type of brain tumor. Brett was diagnosed with a grade 3 brain tumor called Anaplastic Astrocytoma. It is our hope to find a cure for this type of brain cancer.
The Benicio Martinez Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research photo The Benicio Martinez Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research Weeks after being the top fundraiser in his 6th grade class and shaving his head at his school’s event, Benny was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. Since then he has had brain surgery, 6 weeks of radiation and is now doing 9 rounds of chemotherapy. Despite a number of complications and setbacks, he is battling the brain tumor with determination. Benny and his supporters are fighting for cures and better treatments for kids like him. Please join them!
Be Brooks Brave Fund photo Be Brooks Brave Fund At the young age of 5, Brooks Blackmore taught us what life is truly about--love. The love for life and his family radiated throughout his battle with inoperable stage IV brain and spinal tumors. He was BRAVE beyond his years and fought with an inspiring “faith over fear” attitude. The “Be Brooks Brave” Fund was created to raise money for high-grade gliomas so no other family will hear the words, “there is no cure”.
Aiden's Army Fund photo Aiden's Army Fund Aiden said, "I think I know why I got cancer. I got cancer to cure cancer." Aiden was a bright boy who wanted to grow up and find the cure for Rhabdomyosarcoma. Sadly that was not meant to be. Aiden loved seeing how his story helped others. So maybe Aiden got cancer to cure cancer. Maybe the people he inspired to shave, fundraise and donate will fund the research that finds the cure.
Kai Slockers Pediatric Cancer Research Fund photo Kai Slockers Pediatric Cancer Research Fund The Kai Slockers Pediatric Cancer Research Fund was created in our son’s memory to fund research to help other children have a better chance to fight and survive cancer. Kai left an enormous imprint in his short life and we hope to continue his legacy through this hero fund.
Team Georgia photo Team Georgia Georgia’s smile could light up any room! Once she was diagnosed with Leukemia, she charged forward with the bravest attitude. Our family quickly clung to the bible verse: “Hope Anchors the Soul.” Hebrews 6:19. Georgia’s story has given Hope to so many by bringing them closer to our Savior. Through her 19-month fight, her suppressed immune system contracted a secondary HLH Syndrome which ultimately took her life. We now honor her memory by raising funds for childhood cancer research.
Derick the Defeater Fund photo Derick the Defeater Fund Derick’s mischievous smile and wonderful charm were his trademark. His big personality brightened every room making those around him laugh. Throughout his fight with Medulloblastoma, Derick showed his family, friends, and some of our nations bravest, what true courage was. Always staying positive and sharing his infectious smile no matter how hard the fight became. This fund was created to support Medulloblastoma and all childhood cancer research and to encourage all to live “Derick Strong”.
A.L.L. Heroes Fund photo A.L.L. Heroes Fund Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common and second most deadly childhood cancer. The ALL Heroes fund was created to provide funding for new, safer, and more effective treatment options.
Team Z for Phi photo Team Z for Phi Sophia’s mom signed up for her first St. Baldrick’s event in 2015. She didn’t know any kids with cancer but hoped to make a difference. All that changed just twelve days later, when Sophia was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The Zematis family, known as Team Z, is committed to funding quality research of alternative treatments that are less toxic so our kids can not just survive but thrive.
Pray for Dominic photo Pray for Dominic We have created Dominic’s Hero Fund, to honor our sweet boy and help fund research specifically for High Grade Gliomas such as Glioblastoma, DMG, and DIPG, for there is no known cure. These types of brain cancers are extremely aggressive with the average prognosis less than a year.
Rachael Chaffin's Research Fund photo Rachael Chaffin's Research Fund Rachael with her sweet smile and kind heart inspired us to never give up. She was passionate about helping find a cure for cancer. She didn’t want to see any more children diagnosed with cancer. In her memory we continue to raise funds towards Children’s Cancer research through St. Baldrick’s.
Emily Beazley's Kures for Kids Fund photo Emily Beazley's Kures for Kids Fund On April 7, 2011, Emily Beazley was diagnosed with Stage III T-Cell Lymphoblastic Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Emily's cancer was extremely aggressive, and she bravely battled it three times over four years. Unfortunately, Emily passed away on May 18, 2015 at 12 years old. Emily often talked about growing older, and she dreamed of starting a foundation that funded research. She named it Kures for Kids. We carry that dream on in her memory.
Kaitlyn's Conquerors Fund photo Kaitlyn's Conquerors Fund In August 2014 Kaitlyn Jankovsky was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Since diagnosis Kaitlyn has embraced her role as a childhood cancer advocate raising funding for childhood cancer research and increasing awareness about the cause. The Kaitlyn’s Conquerors Cancer Fund was started to further the Jankovsky family’s efforts to fund research and help in the fight to conquer childhood cancers.
Savery for Avery photo Savery for Avery Savery for Avery was created to fund hepatoblastoma research, a pediatric liver cancer.
Stanley Kuzmickas Feeney Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research photo Stanley Kuzmickas Feeney Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research On a chilly December evening in 2015, the family of Stanley Feeney had their lives forever changed. A trip to the ER ended in the shock of a lifetime, when 13-month old Stanley was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This fund will support research in new discoveries, genomics, and other biological therapies for ALL. The ultimate goal is that, one day, treatment can be personalized for each child.
Julia's Legacy of Hope photo Julia's Legacy of Hope Julia said, “No child should ever have to go through what I have experienced.” On July 8th, 2009, at the age of 16, Julia Janes was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. She battled, fought and beat this disease; she was looking forward to her new normal in college. In December of 2012 she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, secondary to Ewing sarcoma. Again, she battled harder than anyone would expect. Sadly, she died on November 14th, 2013 at the age of 20. Her family honors Julia with Julia’s Legacy of Hope Hero fund page, which helps fulfill her last wish.
Taylor's Make a Difference Fund photo Taylor's Make a Difference Fund Taylor was born on Oct 10, 2016. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 11 days old. She had multiple very intense chemo treatments during her first year of life and had been on maintenance chemo since October 2017. She’s an incredible fighter, she’s overcome astrovirus, pneumatosis, and 16 weeks of RSV. July 19, 2018 we found out her cancer came back and we are preparing for her biggest fight yet.
Cooper's Pediatric LCH Research Fund photo Cooper's Pediatric LCH Research Fund Cooper was just two and a half years old when he was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) at a routine doctor’s appointment. He bravely endured a year of chemotherapy and currently has no signs of active disease today. While he appears to be thriving, there is no cure for his disease and little is understood about “late effects,” or complications that occur many years after treatment. The aim of Cooper’s Pediatric LCH Research Fund is to unlock the mystery of neurodegeneration so that LCH patients and families will no longer have to worry about this looming late effect.
Hope with Hazel photo Hope with Hazel Hazel once said, "We have to stick together, not stick apart". And if there is anything we learned from Hazel's 5-year battle with neuroblastoma, is that no one can fight pediatric cancer alone. Our family started supporting the St. Baldrick's Foundation during Hazel's treatment when we realized that not only were they the leading funder of childhood cancer research, but they were also instrumental in the fight to bring awareness to this underserved disease. After Hazel succumbed to her disease at the age of seven, in March 2018, we were even more dedicated to raising awareness and funds in her honor.
Strong & Courageous photo Strong & Courageous Jonah has always been a lover of people - quick with a joke or a story to share. Being diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, when he was 4 has only made him more loving and inclusive. The treatment for pediatric cancer is often pretty brutal, and with the funds raised through the Strong & Courageous fund, we will ensure that researchers receive the resources needed to make significant strides towards finding a less devastating treatments, and even a cure for medulloblastoma and other pediatric cancers. Our hope is that through this campaign we can raise awareness and inspire others that believe pediatric cancer research can and will lead to a cure.
Double Deckers Destroy AML photo Double Deckers Destroy AML Joel and Seth, identical twins, shared so many things in life, including a cancer diagnosis (both had AML subtypes) and bone marrow transplant (BMT). Joel is forever 3 after and Seth is forever 4. We want to help kids fight back with better treatments for relapsed AML and better BMT matches.
The Shohet Family Fund for Ewing Sarcoma Research photo The Shohet Family Fund for Ewing Sarcoma Research At 19 years of age Noah Shohet was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma. After enduring limb salvage surgery and many months of chemotherapy, he was able to return to college. However at 22 years old, 2 years after completing chemotherapy, routine scans revealed he had relapsed. Noah passed away on May 17, 2021, at the age of 25. His experience propelled his family to raise funds for Ewing sarcoma research so that a cure for this disease can be found.
Bailey's Battleground for Neuroblastoma photo Bailey's Battleground for Neuroblastoma Bailey Lyn Haney touched thousands of lives far and wide. She was a beautiful baby with a beautiful spirit. Her smile was contagious. Bailey was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just before 17 months and fought fiercely for almost 11 months before losing her battle on July 11, 2015. Hoping that someday St. Baldrick’s will put an end to all childhood cancers, this fund was started in Bailey’s memory.
To-morrow’s Research Fund photo To-morrow’s Research Fund Becky is a hero...a childhood cancer survivor, a daughter, a wife, and a mother. She continues to fight for others to not just survive, but to THRIVE. Like other survivors, she suffers many late effects. With your help, To-Morrow's Research Fund will change that. Survivors. For To-Morrow!
Lauren’s Pediatric Pineoblastoma Fund  photo Lauren’s Pediatric Pineoblastoma Fund We live every day with hope, but we want more. We want modern, successful treatments for children with brain tumors. The goal of this fund is to make it possible for a researcher to include pineoblastoma/PNET for existing or in new brain tumor treatments. Please help us make this happen with St. Baldrick’s.
The Oliver Wells Fund for Neuroblastoma Research photo The Oliver Wells Fund for Neuroblastoma Research Oliver was diagnosed with neuroblastoma before he turned two years old. For the next 13 months, he inspired with true strength and grace, smiling through some of the harshest treatments imaginable. Our goal is to continue his fight, funding research to give hope to tomorrow’s brave warriors.
LukeStrong A Force Against Neuroblastoma Childhood Cancer Fund photo LukeStrong A Force Against Neuroblastoma Childhood Cancer Fund Luke was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma in 2013 when he was 5 years old. The odds were stacked against him and he fought with a “Never tell me the odds!” attitude. The LukeStrong A Force Against Neuroblastoma Childhood Cancer Fund was established to fight along with Luke to bring awareness & support for childhood cancer research & survivors.
Brooke's Young Adult Survivorship Fund photo Brooke's Young Adult Survivorship Fund Brooke was a sophomore in college studying human biology when she was diagnosed with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia. A bone marrow transplant saved her life, but also led to severe long-term effects. 6 years and 2 medical leaves of absence later, she is graduating and headed to medical school. She believes kids deserve to not only survive, but also to thrive.
Berry Strong photo Berry Strong Caroline was a bright light. She fought rhabdomyosarcoma for 2 years and during that time raised funds and awareness for childhood cancer research so that no child would ever have to endure the same battle. This fund was established to continue her fight to fund the most promising childhood cancer research.
Rhys’ Pieces of the Cure photo Rhys’ Pieces of the Cure Wouldn't it be nice if the chemotherapy drugs didn't kick kids with cancer when they're already down? That's why Rhys Pieces of the Cure was created. This fund will ensure that more research happens. Research that is specifically for kids' and focused on less toxic cures. Please join us and help make better cures a reality.
Team Jackson photo Team Jackson Team Jackson is dedicated to raising funds for osteosarcoma research. Our precious boy did not have the opportunity to fight the cancer and we don’t want this to happen to another child.
Victoria Fund photo Victoria Fund The Victoria Fund was created in memory of our dear daughter Victoria Vysotskaya. We want to see cure found for medulloblastoma, so that no child has to die of it, so that no parent has to lose their child.
Supergirl Julia Mission Fund photo Supergirl Julia Mission Fund Julia is a powerful, creative, faith-filled superhero survivor of Ependymoma. The Supergirl Julia Mission Fund is named in her honor and supports research for brain tumors. Julia wants to conquer childhood brain cancer and ensure all children live happy, healthy lives. Please help Supergirl accomplish her mission.
Slicks of Hope photo Slicks of Hope Slicks of Hope is in honor of Peyton Hope Barron. She loved driving fast and favorite car was a Dodge Challenger. Through this fund and car racing her family will bring awareness to childhood cancer and raise much needed funds for pediatric cancer research. Race.Love.Cure
RowOn 4 A Cure photo RowOn 4 A Cure Rowan was a happy, spunky, funny, smart, and smiley little girl. She was a loving little sister that enjoyed Barbies, Trolls, Peppa Pig, dancing, swimming, head banging to Pantera, and her big sister, Emory. She is an AML warrior who smiled through adversity and fought hard to beat AML. After harsh treatments, a stem cell transplant, she relapsed. Rowan passed due to this disease. As Rowan’s family we wish to honor her and continue her fight against AML. We’re determined to conquer Acute Myeloid Leukemia and give relapse better treatment options. We will continue to be Rowan Strong and RowON.
The Abbey E. Foltz Fund photo The Abbey E. Foltz Fund Abbey was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, of the right tibia, on January 31, 1996. She was 14 years old, a freshman at GlenOak High School, and a competitive dancer. School, friends, and dancing were her life. Her life and all her plans were put on HOLD when her family heard the words, “Your daughter has cancer!”
Battle Osteosarcoma photo Battle Osteosarcoma In under two years, Battle Osteosarcoma raised over $1.45 million and fully funded the Sweet-Cordero Lab’s ambitious four-year research plan to investigate osteosarcoma’s genomic mutations that are driving metastatic disease and identify new drug combinations. "Battle Osteosarcoma’s support has been transformative for my lab. It has allowed us to focus on research to develop new therapies for osteosarcoma that we have not done previously. Battle Osteosarcoma's support has led to additional grant funding, allowing us to share models and establish a collaboration with other scientists. I firmly believe it will make a huge difference for children and young adults dealing with this illness by helping us move faster to find cures."
Yes Way, Jose! Hero Fund photo Yes Way, Jose! Hero Fund Jose Andres, lovingly nicknamed Joche, was an amazing, intelligent and strong young man, who touched the hearts of everyone he met. An inspiration to all of us, as he faced his very difficult journey with grace and humility. This Fund is dedicated to our champion, our warrior, our hero. We miss him deeply and keep is memory alive within us. Please join us and help our team, Yes Way, Jose! in our quest to conquer childhood cancer. Thank you for keeping Joche, and all our brave warriors in your thoughts.
With Walker photo With Walker The With Walker Fund was created to honor Walker during his battle with relapsed medulloblastoma. Please join us in funding brain tumor research to give kids a chance to survive their cancer fight and thrive beyond treatment.
With Purpose photo With Purpose Sam was diagnosed with DIPG at the age of two. In his short life, he taught his parents about the reality of unconditional love and the path to happiness. We raise money to fund innovative pediatric cancer research in his honor.
EPICC Team: Empowering Pediatric Immunotherapies for Childhood Cancer photo EPICC Team: Empowering Pediatric Immunotherapies for Childhood Cancer To pave the way for faster cures, the EPICC Team brought the separate fields of genomics and immunotherapy together for the first time in a big way. Since 2013, this team of researchers at ten institutions across North America has become a discovery engine that’s creating new immunotherapy treatments for hard-to-treat pediatric cancers. Because of this work, children are alive today who had no other hope, and gifts to this fund will support more of this life-saving research.
Massy's Sunny-Cold Days Fund photo Massy's Sunny-Cold Days Fund When Mary Stewart’s high risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia relapsed, her doctors put her chances of survival between 10-20 percent. Against all odds, she is now five years in remission. Her journey is nothing short of a miracle, but it also comes with a lifetime of health issues. We need better research and better treatments for our kids! Together with St. Baldrick’s and with your help we will put an end to pediatric cancer.
Christian’s Crusaders Childhood Cancer Research Fund photo Christian’s Crusaders Childhood Cancer Research Fund Christian was the sweetest, kindest, funniest boy you could ever be lucky enough to know. He died at the age of 9 from medulloblastoma, a brain tumor. Christians Crusaders was created to keep his memory alive and celebrate his life. Please join us in raising funds so all children have a better chance of a cure and the opportunity to thrive beyond treatment. #rameystrong
The Ben Brandenburg Fund for Ewing Sarcoma Research photo The Ben Brandenburg Fund for Ewing Sarcoma Research In March of 2020, Ben was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer of the bone and soft tissue. Very little is known about what causes ES, and it has long been assumed to be an untargetable cancer. Ben’s fund intends to advance research into early detection, genomics and lower toxicity therapies that improve outcomes for patients both at initial onset and after relapse.
Gallo’s Heroes: Assist Kids with Cancer photo Gallo’s Heroes: Assist Kids with Cancer I’m Danilo Gallinari, or some call me Gallo! I’m a professional basketball player and currently play for the Boston Celtics. I’m excited to be a St. Baldricks Champion and use my platform to help raise awareness and critical funds for childhood cancer research.
Cody Thompson Memorial Hero Fund photo Cody Thompson Memorial Hero Fund For nearly a decade, Cody raised funds for St. Baldrick’s by allowing the highest bidder to choose an outlandish hairstyle for him to wear before shaving his head. Although Cody did not have cancer, he knew what it was like being in and out of hospitals throughout his childhood, having been born with a heart defect that required surgery as an infant. Our family hopes to continue his legacy of giving back and we are proud to raise funds in his memory to give kids a lifetime.
Osteosarcoma Collaborative photo Osteosarcoma Collaborative Osteosarcoma Collaborative has teamed up with several well-known pediatric cancer foundations to fund a new $1.5 million “Fight Osteosarcoma Together Super Grant.” This grant will accelerate research in finding new treatments for a cancer that strikes children, teens, and young adults and has not seen a change in treatment for over 30 years. Together we can turn the tide on osteosarcoma.
Expanding Access Hero Fund  photo Expanding Access Hero Fund Childhood cancer does not discriminate. Access to clinical trials and cutting-edge research for kids battling cancer from diverse, underserved and economically challenged populations is critical. Your support makes access to better treatment a possibility.
#Joe Strong 71  photo #Joe Strong 71 Joe Purdue tragically died from DIPG at 19. The #Joe Strong Fund was started within months of his passing to keep his memory alive, give his tragic loss meaning and purpose, and make sure DIPG research is funded so future generations have better treatment options. We must do better. We will do better. We’re coming for you DIPG!
Bad Luck Moms Club photo Bad Luck Moms Club Imagine an oncologist telling you that your child has cancer and proceeding to tell you that there is nothing you could have done to prevent it, “it is just bad luck”!!! It’s equally horrific and infuriating that 95% of childhood cancers have no known cause. Help us get to the bottom of this with more childhood cancer research.
Forever Martha Strong photo Forever Martha Strong Diagnosed with metastatic Ewing sarcoma when she was 13, Martha faced her cancer diagnosis and the next seven years of treatment with remarkable courage and her trademark sense of humor. She dedicated much of her time and energy during those years to the effort to find better treatment options and a cure for other young people like herself. Martha’s legacy is one of strength, courage, and love.