Together, we will Activate the Cure

An Innovative Approach to Treating Childhood Cancer

Emily is the first child in the world to have her immune cells activated to fight cancer. This innovative approach to treating cancer is called CAR T-cell therapy. Today, Emily is more than nine years cancer-free.

Tom and Kari Whitehead founded EWF to fund innovative childhood cancer treatments that are more targeted and less toxic, such as the CAR T-cell therapy that saved Emily's life.
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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 increased to more than 84%.

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