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.
On February 23, we had the honor to attend the Liberty Ball in Philadelphia and be presented with the 4th Annual Kayla Nakonechni Knight Award, which recognizes a leader and an advocate in the fight against pediatric cancer.
On Tuesday, February 12, Tom Whitehead traveled to Greensboro, NC to speak and share his story at Corning Life Sciences global sales meeting, followed by a Q&A with Chris Mach, Corning's Director of Cell and Gene Therapy Strategy.
During the week of January 22-24, 2019 we had the honor to attend the co-located Phacilitate Leaders World and World Stem Cell Summit 2019 conferences in Miami, Florida and host a yacht party fundraiser in partnership with Phacilitate — which raised a total $17,350!