Our sweet Super Soph was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at just 3 months old. She endured multiple rounds of chemotherapy and two bone marrow transplants during her 15-month battle with this awful disease.
Many times, Sophie would proudly wear her super hero cape and a big smile during her procedures.
Although she spent the majority of her life stuck in a single hospital room, Sophie brought smiles and joy to everyone she encountered. She loved Elmo, watching Wheel of Fortune, blowing kisses, eating cheese curls, dancing and shimmying, and deejaying on the nearest iPhone.
Our goal with this Fund is to honor Sophie’s spunky spirit by funding research that will find a cure for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and all other childhood cancers. Our wish is that no other family hears that they have run out of options and no other child has to endure what our beautiful Sophie did.
Donations given to the Super Soph Pediatric Research Fund have generously supported a St. Baldrick's Fellow grant for Lisa Niswander, M.D., Ph.D. and a St.Baldrick's Fellow Grant for Samual John, M.D. These researchers are developing better treatments for acute myeloid leukemia.
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 Super Soph. 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.