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CureSearch CancerCare Mobile App Wins $10,000 in National Innovation Competition
Bethesda, Md – Today, Mobile Future announced the winners of its annual mobile innovation competition, The Mobileys, which recognizes early-stage wireless apps, services and products that have the potential to make the world a better place.
This year’s Grand Prize goes to CureSearch for the development of CancerCare, a mobile app that helps parents and caregivers cope with the complex and unfamiliar details of their child’s cancer treatment, including doses, medications, blood counts, and scheduling. CureSearch CancerCare leverages mobile technology to strengthen the connection between patient and care team, so that no family faces a cancer diagnosis alone.
“The Mobileys competition has not only given us critical financial support for future development of the CureSearch CancerCare app, but it has also raised cause-awareness and expanded our network of technical advisors,” said Christine Bork, chief development and communications officer for CureSearch. “Winning the Mobileys Grand Prize is like getting the ‘Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval’ for mobile apps.”
“CureSearch CancerCare touched the hearts and minds of the judging panel with its pioneering approach to helping families manage their child’s cancer treatment,” said Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter. “The CureSearch team gives us an inspiring window into the untold promise mobile technology holds for addressing some of society’s most pressing issues – in healthcare and beyond.”
A blue-ribbon judging panel of distinguished individuals from the worlds of tech, mobile, venture capital, government, and entertainment evaluated each entry. Other winners of the Mobileys 2015 competition include:
- First Place: CureSearch CancerCare – Bethesda, MD
- Second Place: SPROKIT – San Francisco, CA
- Third Place: Pro: Up – Detroit, MI
- The “People’s Choice Award”: FoodShare – St. Louis, MO
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national nonprofit organization based in Bethesda, Md, works to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame. CureSearch is building a $10 million research pipeline to aggressively drive pediatric research grants and clinical trials that have a higher chance of becoming cures for children’s cancer without the toxic side effects that plague current treatment options.