Get Involved

Every person’s actions, even small ones, can make a big difference.

There are countless ways we can all get involved to activate the cure for childhood cancer. Here are a few ways each one of us can help!

  • Individual or Group Fundraising

    Special Occasions

    Let everyone know that this year you will be collecting monetary donations for EWF in lieu of gifts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, etc. Register your special occasion page to direct your gift-givers to one, easy donation spot!


    Create a fundraiser for the Emily Whitehead Foundation through your personal Facebook!


    Hold your own event to raise awareness and funds for the Emily Whitehead Foundation. Register your event page for one simple spot to collect, accept, and submit donations.

    Personal Fundraising

    Don’t have a specific event or occasion but still have a heart to help activate the cure? No Problem! Register your personal page to help increase awareness and raise funds for the Emily Whitehead Foundation.

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  • Business or Organization

    Employee Giving / Company Matching

    For employee giving/matching, partnership development, event/initiative sponsorship, or Emily Whitehead Foundation-related marketing campaign, please contact us.

    Speaking Opportunities

    To have an EWF representative travel to your place of business to speak, motivate, and inspire your team, please contact us.

  • Pediatric Cancer Patient or Family Member

    Share Your Story

    As partners in our common mission to raise awareness, fund research for less toxic treatments, and find a cure, we would love to spotlight your or your child’s story! Our aim is to increase awareness about all types of pediatric cancer and/or immunotherapy including

    • Pediatric cancer families who would like to share their story in honor or memory of their child
    • Pediatric cancer families or patients who have received T-cell therapy or another type of immunotherapy
    • Pediatric cancer survivors (especially teens!)

    Share Your Story

    Send Artwork

    One of our favorite ways to make silent auction events unique is to include artwork created by our heroes – childhood cancer patients and survivors.

    We host auctions at several events and conferences throughout the year, often attended by researchers and doctors. As you can imagine, many of these champions in the fight do not get to interact with patients, so the winning bidder of these pieces often hang the artwork in their offices and labs as inspiration.

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    Activation Occasion Fundraiser
    (Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Family Reunions)

    Let everyone know that this year you will be collecting monetary donations for EWF in lieu of gifts

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    Attend an Emily Whitehead Foundation Signature Event
    (e.g., Tee Off for T-Cells, Believe Ball)

    Upcoming Events

  • Run With Us

    Get Active to #ActivateTheCure

    We supply the race slot and your bib, you raise awareness and funds. Together, we get active and take strides to Activate the Cure for childhood cancer.

    Organize Your Own

    Choose any fitness event or class you want, sign up, then set up your page to fundraise with us for personalized support.

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  • Volunteer


    We often need volunteers to help organize and work at events, help us with mailings, raise awareness, and more.

    We have opportunities available to volunteer in-person at our Philipsburg, PA location, our Team EWF marathon events, and our Emily Whitehead Foundation signature events.

    Sign Up

  • Internship Opportunities

    The evolution and growth of the Emily Whitehead Foundation has afforded the opportunity to begin developing internship positions in the following areas:

    • Research
    • Graphic design
    • Communication
    • Event management
    • Development

    To apply, please complete the form below.

    Internship Interest

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Have an idea for an event or fundraiser that’s not listed? Let us know!

Many companies offer matching gift programs that will match, or even double a donation’s value. Contact us to find out how!

Dedicating my runs and my time to EWF makes everything I do seem a little bit bigger, a little more meaningful. I will always be an “Embassador". Next to being an aunt, it’s the greatest title I’ll ever hold.

Molly Thomas
May 5 - May 5
Pittsburgh Marathon
Pittsburgh, PA
Mark Your Calendar Pittsburgh Marathon 2024 Register now to VOLUNTEER or RUN with the Emily Whitehead Foundation Team at the 2024 Pittsburgh Marathon!

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