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Chance for Life (CFL) has donated $250,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to co-fund research for better cures and treatments for neuroblastoma. CFL is committed to fighting for childhood cancer research and better, less toxic treatments for children with cancer. This gift is the most recent donation CFL has made to ALSF, for a total of more than $630,000.
Chance For Life was founded by Brad Nierenberg after his best friend’s daughter, Kennedy Snyder, was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at age two. What began as a 20-person poker fundraiser 15 years ago has become a huge D.C. charity event experience raising funds for pediatric cancer research.
Funding will be designated to the following grant:
Bio-Therapeutics Impact Grant
Natural Killer T Cells with an IL-15-armoored GD2-specific CAR for Children with Neuroblastoma
(PI) Andras Heczey, MD
“Chance For Life is proud to continue to invest into Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation – our longest running charitable partner. We’re particularly excited about this featured T-Cell clinical trial and look forward to seeing results beyond the single patient study,” said Nierenberg. “Our newly formed medical advisory board looks forward to reviewing additional funding opportunities from the great research partners aligned with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.”
Jay Scott, Alex’s dad and co-executive director of ALSF, is also excited about the partnership with CFL. “Chance for Life shares the same beliefs in and importance of research as ALSF and together, our combined resources should make a huge impact.”
To learn more about Chance For Life, visit https://chanceforlife.net/the-foundation/. For more information about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s charity partnerships, visit AlexsLemonade.org/grants/charity-partners.