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PRESS RELEASE: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation & Cure4Cam Team Up to Fund Childhood Cancer Research

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation & Cure4Cam  Team Up to Fund Childhood Cancer Research

 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation have continued their partnership to fund five childhood cancer research projects across the country. ALSF and Cure4Cam share a commitment to funding research to find better treatments and cures for all kids with cancer. Cure4Cam has contributed $200,000 to ALSF to co-fund a Bio-Therapeutics Grant, an Innovation Grant and two Young Investigator Grants.  

Cure4Cam’s contribution will help fund Drs. Andras Heczey, MD and Leonid Metelitsa, MD/PhD of Baylor College of Medicine (Bio-Therapeutics Impact Grant), Drs. Linda Resar, MD and Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Innovation Grant), Dr. Anastasia Tikhonova, PhD of New York University School of Medicine (Young Investigator Grant) and Dr. Andrea Flynn, MD of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Young Investigator Grant). Follow the links for summaries of their projects. 

Young Investigator Grants are designed to fill the critical need for startup funds for less experienced researchers to pursue promising research ideas. The Innovation Grants provide critical and significant seed funding for more established researchers with novel and promising approaches to finding the causes and cures for childhood cancers. The Bio-Therapeutics Impact Grants accelerate the development of clinical trials for promising biologic approaches to treating childhood cancer.

Partnering with charity co-funders, like Cure4Cam, enables ALSF to work together to fund a larger number of the best research projects in pediatric oncology, moving closer to cures for childhood cancer.

“As a proud partner with ALSF, Cure4Cam funds research for new, less toxic and targeted therapies,” says Regina Evans, Co-Founder of Cure4Cam. “We believe in a future where cancer treatments for children will be gentler and more effective, and no child or parent will fear the diagnosis of cancer.”

For more information about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s charity partnerships, visit AlexsLemonade.org/grants/charity-partners.