Celebrating 7 Years Cancer Free

Today, we celebrate that Emily is 7 years cancer free!

Team EWF Raises Over $16k at 2019 Pittsburgh Marathon

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!

2019 PDA Cell & Gene Therapy Conference

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.

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).

Comcast Universal Sphere Exhibit Features Emily Whitehead and Dr. Carl June

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.

Visiting Thermo Fisher Scientific in Oslo, Norway

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.

Emily Whitehead Foundation Honored With Kayla Nakonechni Knight Award

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.

Corning Global Sales Meeting

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.

Phacilitate Yacht Party Raises $17,350 for Emily Whitehead Foundation

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!

Celebrating Four Years of EWF

It's our anniversary! It has been four years to the date since we first launched the Emily Whitehead Foundation. Thank you to all who have supported us thus far in our journey.

4th Annual “Take Down Cancer” Wrestling Event Raises Over $11K

On January 3, 2019, we began the new year by joining members of our local community at the 4th Annual Take Down Cancer Event benefitting the Emily Whitehead Foundation. Thanks to the combined fundraising efforts of the Philipsburg-Osceola and Clearfield school districts and high school wrestling clubs, this year's event raised a total $11,205 to help further childhood cancer research!

Nicole Gularte’s Fight For A Cure

On November 2, 2018 Nicole Gularte became the very first patient in a brand new CART-22 clinical trial at Penn Medicine — following a relapse of her cancer after participating in the CTL019 CAR-T cell therapy trial in October 2016. Today, Nicole is an eight-time cancer survivor.