We want every child fighting cancer to activate their cure.

An Innovative Approach to Treating Childhood Cancer

Emily's life was saved using an innovative new cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy. In 2012, she was the first child in the world to have her immune cells trained to fight cancer. Today, she is more than eight years cancer-free.

Tom and Kari Whitehead founded EWF in honor of their daughter Emily. A leukemia survivor, Emily was the first child in the world to receive CAR T-cell therapy.
With every research breakthrough, we are one step closer to finding a cure for childhood cancer.
Because of major treatment advances in recent years, the 5-year survival rate for children with cancer has now increased to more than 80%.

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At almost 3 years old, Austin was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). In the blink of an eye,...

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Sep 18
Valley Forge Casino Resort
King of Prussia, PA
Mark Your Calendar Believe Ball NEW DATE! Join us for the second chapter of our Emily Whitehead Foundation Believe Ball on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

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