Advanced Therapies Week 2023

On January 17-20, our team attended Phacilitate's Advanced Therapies Week 2023 in Miami, FL. It was a great opportunity to connect with the CGT industry and spread awareness about the work we are doing to support CAR T-cell therapy research and families.

Our Year In Review: 2022

Oh, what a journey this year has been! Take a look back at a few of our favorite highlights and celebratory moments from 2022.

Tom and Emily Whitehead Advocate for Improved Patient Access to Cell and Gene Therapies in Europe

On November 29, Tom and Emily Whitehead joined the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine in Brussels, Belgium for a European Union Parliament meeting to advocate for policies that support better access to cell and gene therapies for patients across Europe.

Inaugural Emily Whitehead Foundation Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Raises $2,100

On Thanksgiving morning, we hosted our first ever Emily Whitehead Foundation Turkey Trot at Cold Stream Dam & Recreation Park in Philipsburg, PA. With 70 participants trotting “over the river and through the woods” with us, we raised a total $2,100!

Tom Whitehead and Dr. Bruce Levine Join The Atlantic for 2022 People v. Cancer Summit

Watch the Atlantic LIVE People v. Cancer Summit segment featuring Tom Whitehead and Dr. Bruce Levine discussing Emily's story and the promising future of personalized cancer treatments.

CBS Sunday Morning Segment Features Tom, Kari, and Emily Whitehead

Watch the CBS Sunday Morning segment featuring the Whitehead family's CAR T-cell therapy story and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, whose new book is dedicated to Emily.

Centre Film Festival to Host Homecoming Screening of “Of Medicine and Miracles” at Rowland Theatre

The Centre Film Festival will host a screening of "Of Medicine and Miracles" at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the historic Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg, Pa.

10th Annual Blood, Sweat, and Tears Fundraiser

For the past decade, the Emily Whitehead Foundation has had the privilege of being the beneficiary to the Blood, Sweat, and Tears Run held in the greater Harrisburg area. In his own words, EWF board member Tom Garrett summarizes this year's fundraiser—and shares his many thanks to the local running community that has generously embraced our mission to Activate the Cure!

2022 Emily Whitehead Foundation Believe Ball Raises Over $300,000

On Saturday, September 17 we held the third chapter of our Believe Ball, joined by many of our CAR-T Warriors, their families, and many more leading characters in the immunotherapy industry. Thanks to the support of all in attendance, we raised a total exceeding $300,000!

2022 Nicole Gularte Fight for Cures Embassador Award Presented to Philippa Kennedy of University of Minnesota

The Emily Whitehead Foundation is proud to introduce Philippa Kennedy of the University of Minnesota as the 2022 Nicole Gularte Fight for Cures Embassador Award recipient!

Emily Whitehead Foundation Recognizes Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee as the 2022 Bill Ludwig Pioneer Embassador Award Recipient

The Emily Whitehead Foundation is proud to introduce Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee as the 2022 Bill Ludwig Embassador Award recipient!

8th Annual Tee Off for T-Cells Golf Tournament Raises $49.6K

On Friday, July 15 we held our 8th Annual Tee Off for T-Cells Charity Golf Tournament. Thanks to our sponsors, participants, and local Philipsburg community, we raised $49,600!