The Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation supports the development of new, more effective and safer therapies to treat childhood cancer. Today’s standard treatments can be highly toxic, creating intolerable side effects and causing lasting health issues. Cure4Cam was founded in honor of Cameron Evans, a top runner for his middle school cross country team with a passion for technology, who, only days after competing in a middle school championship cross country race, was diagnosed with leukemia. After a tough fight, Cameron passed away at age 14. The Cure4Cam Foundation raises money to fund new and innovative cancer research to develop therapies that target individual cancer cells.
We are thrilled to partner with the charities below to co-fund projects and thank them for their persistence and dedication to fighting against childhood cancer.
Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography and raises money for pediatric cancer research. The portraits, taken by award-winning photographers, help children feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it. For families of terminally ill children, it's especially important to have a portrait that preserves forever the beauty, grace and dignity of their child.Founded by a 10-year old cancer patient, their Kick-It program raises money for children’s cancer research by supporters playing kickball. Flashes of Hope’s goal is to photograph every child until every child is cured.
The I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation was founded by Beth and Brad Besner in honor of their son Ian who died in May, 2006 at 11 years of age from complications related to his leukemia treatments. The Besners knew they needed to devote their efforts to educating the public about and finding gentler, more humane cures for childhood cancer. They created the Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, that supports research focused on discovering drugs that target cancer cells only, while leaving healthy cells intact. With targeted treatments, patients should have fewer painful side effects and fewer long-term health problems.
The M&M Fund honors Max Levine and Matt Schechter, close friends who first met in 2005 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Voorhees (NJ) Oncology Clinic. Matt had a high risk form of leukemia and Max had neuroblastoma, and the boys became friends, through their shared interests and their common understanding of the challenges of having cancer. After Max passed away in 2008, his family founded a Fund to support neuroblastoma research. In 2010, his friend Matt passed away, and the M&M Fund was formed to honor both boys. The monies the Levine and Schechter families raise together are directed toward research into high risk pediatric cancers, such as the ones that took Max and Matt.
The Brian Morden Foundation (BMF) funds childhood cancer research, supports patients, family, and staff of pediatric oncology units, awards scholarships, educates and raises awareness about childhood cancer. The BMF was created in memory of Brian, a courageous 19 year old, who battled Ewing's Sarcoma for more than two years. He lost the battle on February 15, 2003, but his family, friends, and many others who only knew Brian by reputation have vowed to continue the fight against childhood cancer.
The Butterfly Foundation, also known as The Brittany Pasqual Pediatric Oncology Research Foundation, was created in 2002 in memory of 5-year-old Brittany Pasqual who succumbed to the same cancer as Alex Scott, neuroblastoma. In an effort to eliminate pediatric cancers, The Butterfly Foundation is dedicated to investigating and discovering the causes of pediatric cancer; developing effective strategies to prevent pediatric cancer; and educating and empowering those who are dealing with pediatric cancer through advocacy programs.