Katie Brant founded Katie's Kids for the Cure in 1999. For many years, family and friends worked to raise funds for pediatric brain tumor research in her memory. Former classmates, neighbors and dedicated friends around the world ran marathons, attended dinners and auctions, and planned Fall Festivals. Her doctors met to review applications, and many incredible research projects were funded as a result.
We are thrilled to be supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's Crazy 8 Initiative. We are encouraging friends and family to donate money, hold lemonade stands, run races, sell t-shirts, and anything you can think of! Register your events or donate directly through this page.
ALSF's Crazy 8 Initiative launched this year with the purpose of detailing roadmaps for cures for specific, hard-to-treat childhood cancers and pressing topics of the childhood cancer community. They want to know what needs to happen to move the needle for kids with cancer and how much it will cost. Over 90 thought leaders in the childhood cancer world gathered in September 2018 for topical discussions and planning sessions on the eight most pressing concerns in the childhood cancer world. There were interactive, collaborative, topic-based meetings and cross-topic, dynamic and innovative discussions between researchers and scientists bringing all attendees together. The researchers and scientists brainstormed and presented addressable problems and solutions to overcome these obstacles to make cures a reality.
Our goal is to raise $25,000, so we can co-fund a grant in Katie's name that specifically targets pediatric brain tumors. We will announce the grant in July 2019 to honor Katie 20 years after she lost her battle.