At 3 years old, Austin was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). When standard treatment options could no longer help, Austin was enrolled in the CAR T-cell trial at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Now, Austin is a happy and healthy 8-year-old celebrating 3.5 years cancer free!
As this year comes to a close, we're reflecting back on just what an incredible year 2016 has been for the Emily Whitehead Foundation. In January, Tom, Kari, and Emily had the honor of being present for the launch of Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot Initiative at the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center. In [...]
Tom Garrett is a frequent volunteer and board member for the Emily Whitehead Foundation. His contributions include running with our team in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Marathons and hosting several of his own unique fundraisers. He is also the founder of the annual Blood, Sweat & Tears 5-Miler, of which Emily Whitehead Foundation is an [...]
"I told her that it was hard for me to explain but, just like when I knew Emily would get through her treatment, I had a very strong feeling that she would get her modified T-cells if she kept fighting." - Tom Whitehead
The second annual "Tee Off for T-Cells" charity golf tournament is fast approaching! Although a whole year has passed, it still seems like such a short time ago that we were preparing for and planning our first tournament. Exceeding our every expectation, last year's inaugural event raised more than $40,000. Those funds were then put toward our first $100,000 grant, which [...]