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.
80%
Because of major treatment advances in recent years, the rate of survival has increased to more than 80% for children with cancer.

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...

Nov 23
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA
Mark Your Calendar Philadelphia Marathon 2019 Join the team taking strides to Activate the Cure for childhood cancer at the 2019 Philadelphia Marathon! This is the 5th year EWF will participate in the Philadelphia Marathon as a charity partner organization....

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