Dr Ranjit Bindra

Interview with Dr. Ranjit Bindra for Sarcoma Awareness Month

To celebrate Sarcoma Awareness Month, we asked Young Investigator recipient, Dr. Ranjit Bindra, about his work identifying novel targeted drugs for a sub-type of rhabdomyosarcoma, called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS). Q. What kind of research are you doing involving sarcoma? A. We are trying to identify small molecules, either given as single agents or in combination …

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Hadley Park

Country Duo Hadley Park Tours Country to Help End Children’s Cancer

It’s not very often that you come across two talented musicians who are on a mission to support children’s cancer research, but that perfectly describes country duo Hadley Park. Formed in 2014 by singer/songwriters Morgan Leigh Garner & Courtney Dashe, Hadley Park have a very personal connection to children’s cancer. When he was just 6 …

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Owls for Avery

The Love – and Forgiveness – of a Child Fighting Cancer…A Parent’s Tale

By Guest Blogger, Benjamin Braden. We had an appointment with the doc today to discuss options moving forward regarding Avery’s fight against cancer. Despite her 14th round of chemo, her cancer doesn’t seem to be affected much by it. Perhaps I can update you in a later post about all of that but before I …

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Joe and Sydney Hawk

The Strength, Courage and Resilience of Sydney: A Father’s Day Story

To celebrate Father’s Day, which is Sunday, June 19, we are highlighting fathers who have joined CureSearch for Children’s Cancer in the fight against children’s cancer. This is the story of Sydney Hawk, diagnosed with Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 3, written by her father, Joe, on Monday, June 13, 2016. During the Winter …

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Steve and Will Dickes

In Loving Memory of Will Dickes: A Father’s Day Story

To celebrate Father’s Day, which is Sunday, June 19, we are highlighting fathers who have joined CureSearch for Children’s Cancer in the fight against children’s cancer. This is the story of Will Dickes, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 12, written by his father, Steve on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Will Dickes was the …

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Zach Fortuna

Willowbrook Teen Collects $15,000 in Toys for Kids Fighting Cancer

Scouts load boxes of toys for delivery to Comer Children’s Hospital. (Courtesy of Michele Fortuna) (chicagotribune.com) – Zach Fortuna, a 13-year-old Scout from Willowbrook this week delivered $15,000 in toys to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago where is cousin, Chris Ellis, 6, of La Grange Park, is being treated for neuroblastoma. Witnessing …

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Darien Hoefling

Boy, 7, Made Honorary ‘Superhero’ in Blue in Mount Holly

(6abc.com) – Seven-year-old Darien Hoefling was sworn in Thursday as an honorary officer of the Mount Holly Township Police Department as a way to say thank you to the special kid. Last summer, “Deej,” as he’s known, was diagnosed with a brain tumor requiring two emergency surgeries. While recovering at home, he made personalized key …

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The Dole Family

Lauren Dole, Mother

Mother Honors Son with CureSearch Gold Our son, Gage, was diagnosed with spinal Ewing sarcoma when he was just three years old. After a hard fight with cancer, Gage passed away on Valentine’s Day in 2011. I decided then to honor Gage’s life by doing all I could to stop this monster-children’s cancer. We have …

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Jamie Lynn Macchia

Jamie Lynn Macchia, Gold Getter

Miss New York Takes on Children’s Cancer Several years ago, I attended a childhood cancer fundraising event and heard a father explain to the crowd that only 4% of the federal funding for cancer research was designated for children’s cancers. He explained that when his daughter was diagnosed, he was told there were no options …

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Nojan Sheybani

Nojan Sheybani, Gold Getter

Today, I am inviting you to become part of a nationwide movement to end children’s cancer – #MakeItGoldForKids. The #MakeItGoldForKids campaign encourages everyone who has been moved by the brave children and families impacted by cancer to show their support this September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. My own journey with cancer began after my …

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