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.
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.