I am proud to announce the formation of a new guild benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital. It is called Project Kid’s Cancer Cure and it will directly benefit Seattle Children’s COG (Children’s Oncology Group) Clinical Trials Fund. It is very rewarding to know that the money I help raise will go directly toward these clinical trials. To put it in perspective, see below how the fundraising will directly impact these trials:
$25,000 – Will cover the gap between federal grant funding and actual cost of clinical trial participation for up to 6 patients.
$50,000 – Will cover the gap between federal grant funding and actual cost of clinical trial participation for up to 12 patients.
$100,000 – Will support the unfunded costs for a year of participation in consortium phase 1 clinical trials, allowing Seattle Children’s to sign on for trials coordinated by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) or other consortia such as New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT), the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), or Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia (TACL); and giving Seattle Children’s pediatric patients access to the most innovative treatments.
$350,000 – Will cover the annual deficit for all of Seattle Children’s cancer clinical trials.
When I decided to start this guild, I told my friends that I wanted my annual donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital to be more meaningful and I believe that this accomplishes that goal. As you can see, we have our work cut out but I have assembled a strong group of friends who will help me to raise funds for such a great cause. For more information about the clinical trials, take a look here
More information will follow along with ways to help us out with a donation or items for auction. Thank you for your support!