We are thrilled to introduce Autumn Ghigiarelli, Executive Director, and Vincent Carrano, Director of Development & Engagement, as the two newest Emily Whitehead Foundation team members to join our staff full-time.
On June 25, we lost an important member of our Emily Whitehead Foundation family - Lucy Whitehead. In their own words, Kari and Emily Whitehead share how Lucy brought joy to their lives when it was needed most and reflect on the value and healing power that a pet can have for children with cancer.
On September 11-12, we attended the 5th annual CAR-TCR Summit in Boston, Massachusetts to host a silent auction and the first annual CAR-TCR Summit 5k Run/Walk.
Saturday, July 20 was Emily Whitehead Foundation Day at the Harrisburg Senators game!
On Friday, July 12, our annual Tee Off for T-Cells charity golf tournament returned to Philispburg Elks Lodge & Country Club for a milestone fifth year. This year's event was another great success, and raised a total over $49,000! In 5 years, Tee Off for T-Cells has now raised more than $265,000.
PRESS RELEASE - Join the Emily Whitehead Foundation and Jon Condo for the 5th annual “Tee Off for T-Cells” fundraising event, to be held at Philipsburg Elks Lodge & Country Club on Friday, July 12, 2019.
Today, we celebrate that Emily is 7 years cancer free!
On May 6-7, Tom traveled to Long Beach, CA to share our story and participate in a discussion at 2019 PDA Cell & Gene Therapy Conference.
For the fourth consecutive year, Team EWF participated as an official charity partner to the Pittsburgh Marathon. Our team of 25 runners raised over $16,000 – and were joined for the first time by Emily, who ran her very first 5k!
Emily Whitehead Foundation Co-Funds Innovative Research in Collaboration with 2019 Stand Up To Cancer Sharp Awards
The Emily Whitehead Foundation has co-funded a grant in collaboration with Stand Up to Cancer and the 2019 Innovation In Collaboration Philip A. Sharp Awards to support the advanced pediatric CAR-T cell therapy research of Dr. Sarah Tasian (CHOP) and Dr. Kimberly Stegmaier (Dana-Farber Institute).
On the 7-year anniversary of Emily's first CAR-T infusion, we had the great honor to join Steven Spielberg and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts to unveil "The Universal Sphere" at Comcast Technology Center – a public theater experience that plays a short film featuring Emily and Dr. Carl June.
In March, we had the unique opportunity to travel to Oslo, Norway to visit the Thermo Fisher Scientific research facilities at Norwegian Radium Hospital and meet Norway's first pediatric CAR-T patient, 15-year old Simen Aarskog.