For the third year in a row, the Emily Whitehead Foundation participated in the Pittsburgh Marathon as an official charity partner. While the fundraising window remains open until May 31, our team has so far raised over $12,000!
It was on this day six years ago that we learned the T-cell therapy had not only saved Emily's life, but also left no evidence of leukemia cells. She was free of cancer, and Kari and I didn’t have to find out what it would be like living without our only daughter.
Today is Emily's 13th birthday! It is incredibly special to us that this year Emily's birthday coincides with yet another advancement of the CAR-T cell therapy that saved her life.
On Tuesday, April 17, the Emily Whitehead Foundation presented Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)'s Dr. Stephan A. Grupp with a $250,000 research grant. The donation will support the ongoing CAR T-cell therapy research of CHOP's immunotherapy program.
Dr. Carl June Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018—Emily Whitehead Writes Tribute
Dr. Carl June, Penn Medicine, has been named one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. As a surprise to Dr. June, Emily Whitehead was asked to write a brief tribute for the 2018 TIME 100 issue.
The Emily Whitehead Foundation has contributed $250,000 to SU2C's Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Awards. The grant will be split into increments of $125,000 for awards in 2018 and 2019, each supporting further research of pediatric cancer immunotherapy treatments.
On February 6, 2018, local Philipsburg-Osceola and Clearfield high school wrestling teams met in a dual-meet at Clearfield Area Senior High School for the third annual Take Down Cancer event, which raised over $13,700 for the Emily Whitehead Foundation!
Today, we celebrate our third anniversary since launching on January 27, 2015! This third year has been our most exciting yet, and we're reflecting back on each highlight and accomplishment.
Our co-founder Emily Whitehead has been listed among Nature's 10 people who mattered in science this year! The journal's annual list names ten people who have played a significant role in a few of the year's most impactful scientific discoveries and events.
This Sunday, December 3, Oakland Raiders long snapper Jon Condo will take to the field wearing a custom pair of cleats in support of the Emily Whitehead Foundation.
Over the weekend of November 18 and 19, we attended the 2017 Philadelphia Marathon. There, we had the honor of cheering on our team of 35 runners as they participated in the various races on behalf of the Emily Whitehead Foundation.
Thanks to the support of our event sponsors and all who contributed by attending, donating and participating in the silent auction and raffle, we are thrilled to announce the Believe Ball raised $450,000 in its inaugural year!