It is truly the fight of Mimi's life and the biggest challenge we have faced. Support from friends and family has been incredible and we can't thank you enough for all you have done and are doing for Mimi and our family.
Pediatric cancer research is very underfunded and lags behind adult cancer research. All pediatric cancers combined receive only 4% of U.S. federal funding for research. While great gains have been made in the last two decades, there is still much to discover. Treatments and medications for children are strong, toxic and can have difficult near and long term side effects.
Some pediatric cancers have high survival rates while others do not. We want every child to have a fighting chance and to survive. ALL has a good treatment outcome and high survival rates but the treatment is long and hard on the child. And until there is a 100% survival rate, there is work to be done.
We feel so thankful that the research thus far has allowed ALL to have good outcomes and we want doctors and scientists to continue making advances in the field so treatments are more effective, less toxic, and so more children can celebrate more birthdays year after year.
Please join Mighty Mimi on her battle ahead and donate to support pediatric cancer research. Help us say "KAPOW" to cancer!
You are MIGHTY and MAGNIFICENT
You will "Beat the Bad Guys"
You make us STRONGER every day
We say "KAPOW" to Cancer!
Donations given to the Mighty Mimi Hero Fund have funded the first year of a St. Baldrick's Scholar grant for Mark Osborn Ph.D. Dr. Osborn is researching ways to improve CAR T-cell immunotherapy leukemia treatments at the University of Minnesota.
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.
These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of Mighty Mimi. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible.
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.