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.
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!
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.
Emily Whitehead Foundation and Phacilitate to Hold Yacht Party Fundraiser at Phacilitate Leaders World in Miami
In an effort to bring more awareness to pediatric cancer immunotherapy research, the Emily Whitehead Foundationand London-based Phacilitate are joining together to hold a one of a kind fundraising event in Miami, Florida on January 24, 2019.
Over the weekend of November 17-18, we traveled to Philadelphia to support our team of runners participating in the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon. In four years as an official charity partner, Team EWF has now raised over $143,000 through Philadelphia Marathon fundraising efforts!
On October 16, 2018, we had the honor of sharing our story and inspiring attendees at the Sysmex Symposium in Philadelphia.
On Friday, September 7 we traveled to Los Angeles to attend the sixth annual Stand Up To Cancer telecast. In a special moment during the show, Emily and fellow cancer survivor Nick were given the opportunity to thank the doctors and researchers who treated them.
On August 27, the European Commission announced that Novartis CAR-T cell therapy Kymriah has been approved to treat pediatric and adult patients with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in Europe.
On August 10-11, we joined up with UMI Performance Inc. to host a bake sale and 50/50 drawing at the 7th Annual UMI Autocross & Cruise-In event in Clearfield, PA. In just two days, proceeds totaled to $2,500, later matched by Viking Performance to donate a total $5,000 to EWF.
On Saturday, July 21 we had the pleasure of attending the 27th Annual Glenn O. Hawbaker Charity Golf Tournament at Penn State Blue and White Courses in State College, Pa. The Emily Whitehead Foundation was invited to participate as one of eight beneficiaries of this year's tournament.
On Friday, July 13 we hosted our 4th annual "Tee Off for T-Cells" golf tournament at Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club in our hometown of Philipsburg, Pa. This year's event was our most successful yet and raised over $66,000!
PRESS RELEASE - The 4th Annual “Tee Off for T-Cells” Golf Tournament benefitting the Emily Whitehead Foundation will take place Friday, July 13, 2018 at Philipsburg Elks Lodge & Country Club.