Helping to aid those in our local community fighting cancer with financial difficulties.
Our Last Event
Currently in the U.S. cancer is the leading cause of disease-related deaths in children over the age of 1. Children undergoing the current standard of care of chemotherapy and radiation can have negative side effects or it can be ineffective against treating the child’s cancer.
Immunotherapy is a new breakthrough method of treating pediatric cancers. It uses the child’s own immune system to fight the cancer cells. In a normal person that gets sick their immune system fights back by tracking down the virus and killing it. Cancer is a tricky disease because it hides from the child’s immune system. Through immunotherapy the immune system is given extra help by re-programming a child’s T-cells (specialized disease fighting cells) to recognize cancer.
This is a costly treatment and currently insurance companies will not cover it. To coincide with our mission of helping those fight cancer with financial difficulties this year we are raising money for this phenomenal cause to help children fight cancer with the best option available regardless of the cost. There is no cost too high to save a child’s life.
From our event we were able to donate $29,000 to the Cancer Immunotherapy Uncompensated Care Fund! Please visit https://strongagainstcancer.org to learn more
Is the amount of money we were able to donate last year to families fighting breast cancer.
Was our goal for our event that were able to crush!
Is the number of attendees that we are grateful to for helping us reach surpass our goal.