Mia “Punkie” Leon is a bubbly, cheerful young woman. According to friends, her smile can “light up a whole room.” A self-proclaimed nerd, Punkie loves Harry Potter, WWE, The Walking Dead and aliens. Unlike many, however, she dislikes chocolate chip ice-cream. Prior to her diagnosis, Punkie was not the happiest teenager. Read more »
Our research projects are making a difference for children with cancer. We choose projects that are likely to make critical contributions to current pediatric cancer research and play a part in bringing the latest and most promising lifesaving treatments to seriously ill children. Since 2006, we have awarded more than 550 grants for childhood cancer research. Read more »
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