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 seven 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%.

Survivor Spotlight: Colton Matter

At age nine, Colton Matter crashed while jumping his scooter over a bike ramp. His elbow was bleeding, and he had...

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