On Saturday, July 21 we had the pleasure of attending the 27th Annual Glenn O. Hawbaker Charity Golf Tournament at Penn State Blue and White Courses in State College, Pa. The Emily Whitehead Foundation was invited to participate as one of eight beneficiaries of this year's tournament.
On Friday, July 13 we hosted our 4th annual "Tee Off for T-Cells" golf tournament at Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club in our hometown of Philipsburg, Pa. This year's event was our most successful yet and raised over $66,000!
It was on this day six years ago that we learned the T-cell therapy had not only saved Emily's life, but also left no evidence of leukemia cells. She was free of cancer, and Kari and I didn’t have to find out what it would be like living without our only daughter.
For the third year in a row, the Emily Whitehead Foundation participated in the Pittsburgh Marathon as an official charity partner. While the fundraising window remains open until May 31, our team has so far raised over $12,000!
Today is Emily's 13th birthday! It is incredibly special to us that this year Emily's birthday coincides with yet another advancement of the CAR-T cell therapy that saved her life.
Dr. Carl June Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018—Emily Whitehead Writes Tribute
Dr. Carl June, Penn Medicine, has been named one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. As a surprise to Dr. June, Emily Whitehead was asked to write a brief tribute for the 2018 TIME 100 issue.