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Super Soph's Pediatric Cancer Research Fund

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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.
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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.

Super Soph's Pediatric Cancer Research Fund Highlights & Happenings

Filling the Funding Gap

Learn about the funding gap that impacts childhood cancer research and how St. Baldrick’s is trying to fill it.

Your Support Means So Much

These friends and family members helped us raise funds for childhood cancer research in honor of Sophie! See the 2016-2021 list. 

What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Learn more about acute myleoid leukemia on our blog!

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Where does the money go?

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.


Who's involved

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.

See who’s raising money

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

Thank you to our 2023 donors

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