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.
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.
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!
Two weeks ago I received a message from parents who were at the CHOP Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Their infant son Gregory was on the ventilator from the storm after receiving the T-cell treatment that cured Emily. We set up a call and they said that they just wanted to talk to someone who witnessed their child go through this brutal storm when the T-cells are battling the cancer.
The Emily Whitehead Foundation to Host Inaugural Believe Ball to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research on October 28, 2017
PRESS RELEASE - Join the Emily Whitehead Foundation during its inaugural Believe Ball from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Valley Forge Casino Resort.
On September 6-7, we had the pleasure of attending the 3rd Annual CAR-TCR Summit in Boston. In partnership with the CAR-TCR Summit, the Emily Whitehead Foundation hosted a silent auction for the conference attendees and raised a total $6,000!