Camp Happy Days’ unique programs empower children, families facing cancer

Every year, childhood cancer advocates across the country hit the trails for CureSearch Ultimate Hikes to help bring new treatments to kids with cancer. Individuals and teams, like Camp Happy Days, trek 20-30 miles to tell children’s cancer to “take a hike!”  Camp Happy Days is an organization that offers support and encouragement to children …

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Industry Advisory Council Spotlight: Geoffrey Kannan, MD, PhD

Dr. Geoffrey Kannan has always known he wanted to be a physician-scientist. After his first laboratory experience in high school, he was dedicated to learning more about innovations in science that could impact patients’ lives.  “As soon as I stepped on the pediatric ward in medical school at the University of Miami, I knew that …

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Parexel: finding the person behind the patient

Parexel, one of the world’s leading global clinical research organizations and a CureSearch Industry Advisory Council member, is sponsoring the 2022 My CureSearch Walk to honor and remember those affected by cancer. Formerly the National Walk, My CureSearch Walk gives supporters like you the chance to walk from anywhere, anytime during September in honor of …

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Childhood cancer survivor working to bring new therapies to kids like him

As a pediatric emergency medicine physician, Kim Giusto is no stranger to the symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), an aggressive form of blood cancer, in children. In 2013, her professional life became her personal life. She noticed her son, Cole, had been sick for five days with cold symptoms, a fever, and a rash …

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Scientific Advisory Council Spotlight: Elizabeth Fox, MD

With the expert leadership of the CureSearch Scientific Advisory Council (SAC), which sets the academic priorities for research initiatives and evaluates projects on scientific merit, CureSearch funds projects with commercial potential and the ability to quickly reach patients who need new and better treatment options.   The SAC includes best-in-class pediatric oncologists, such as Elizabeth Fox, …

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175 miles in seven days – hiker treks across the country for kids with cancer

Ryan Sickler is going the extra mile to tell children’s cancer to “take a hike” by taking on all seven 2022 CureSearch Ultimate Hikes to raise funds and awareness for better childhood cancer treatments.   The CureSearch Ultimate Hike is the nation’s only endurance event dedicated to childhood cancer. Hikes take place throughout the year on …

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Ultimate Hiker takes on famous pilgrimage for childhood cancer research

Ultimate Hiker takes on famous pilgrimage for childhood cancer research  How far would you hike for children with cancer? For Steve Hay, it’s 165 miles.   More than 17,000 children in the US are diagnosed with cancer every year and most current standard treatments were approved before 1990. There is an urgent need for new, safe, …

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Volunteer, mother of childhood cancer survivor to host Northern Colorado CureSearch Walk

Volunteer, mother of childhood cancer survivor to host Northern Colorado CureSearch Walk  CureSearch funds next-generation childhood cancer research, and that wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated volunteers who work every day to fundraise and bring awareness to the urgent need for new treatments for the kids who need them most.   In 2018, Kathleen Sullivan and …

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Scientific Advisory Council Spotlight: Brenda Weigel, MD

Survival rates for the most common types of childhood cancer have greatly increased in recent years, but unfortunately, there has been little improvement in the prognosis for many less common and more aggressive tumor types. That’s why at CureSearch, we’re focused on the development of new, safe, effective treatments for the most difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers …

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Mom and childhood cancer advocate shares daughter’s story on anniversary of diagnosis

Mom and childhood cancer advocate shares daughter’s story on anniversary of diagnosis  Fourteen years ago today, Stacy Distefano heard the words that more than 17,000 parents in the U.S. hear every year – “your child has cancer.”   On April 29, 2008, Stacy took her four-year-old daughter, Avery, to the pediatrician after weeks of stomach problems …

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