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!
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.
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!