Believe Ball – Sept. 27, 2024

Believe with us. The Emily Whitehead Foundation was named for one pediatric cancer patient. But not a day goes by that we aren’t thinking about the 400,000 children who are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. We believe that, together, we will turn Emily’s story into tens of thousands of survivor stories.

Make An Impact

Childhood cancer patients often share a similar storyline: diagnosis followed by chemotherapy or radiation treatment. However, even when children reach remission, many develop long-term side effects or secondary cancers as a result of these harsh treatments.

We want a different journey for these warriors – one without toxic treatments, fear of relapse, or loss of life.

The Emily Whitehead Foundation is working every day to #ActivateTheCure and provide support to children and their families fighting cancer.

Dreaming to Believing to Curing

On September 27, 2023, Emily Whitehead Foundation hosted Dreamcatching, bringing together voices in the transformative therapies space. But the conversation doesn’t stop here. It’s only beginning. 

Embassador Awards

The Foundation is proud to recognize and lift up the patients, patient advocates, caregivers, doctors and researchers who are driving life-saving advanced therapy treatments forward.

At the Believe Ball, the Foundation will recognize recipients of its 2024 Embassador Awards including the Bill Ludwig Advanced Therapies Pioneer Award and the inaugural Patient Beacon Award.

The Foundation also will present The Nicole Gularte Fight for Cures Grant, given to an early career scientist who is emboldened with the indomitable and unconquerable spirit of Nicole Gularte to develop, create and deliver access to advanced therapies for pediatric patients and to significantly contribute to the field of advanced therapies. Early-stage investigators are encouraged to apply by June 15, 2024. 

Silent Auction

Now Accepting Item Donations!

We’re now accepting items for the Believe Ball Silent Auction! 

Donations of all kinds are welcome and every contribution is deeply appreciated. Popular auction items include unique experiences, gift certificates and autographed sports and entertainment memorabilia.

Please contact Stephanie Wittig to discuss donating a silent auction item.

Become a Sponsor

Since 2015, the Emily Whitehead Foundation has raised over $2 million for revolutionary pediatric cancer research so more children can become cancer-free and has connected countless families with pediatric cancer experts and clinical trials, but our journey is just beginning.

Sponsorship opportunities for Believe Ball 2024 are now available . We look forward to building a meaningful connection between your business and the patients and families we serve.

We believe we can do so much more. Together, we can #ActivateTheCure.

Believe Ball Sponsors

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