Team EWF Raises $34k at 2017 Philadelphia Marathon

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.

Inaugural Emily Whitehead Foundation Believe Ball Raises $450,000

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!

An Update from Tom Whitehead: Meeting Gregory

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.

Boston CAR-TCR Summit Raises $6k for Emily Whitehead Foundation

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!

FDA Approves CAR-T Cell Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

This week marks a huge milestone for pediatric cancer research. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday that is has approved Novartis CAR-T cell therapy CTL019—now Kymriah—for pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)!

UMI Performance Cruise In & Autocross Event Raises $2500 for Emily Whitehead Foundation

On August 11-12 UMI Performance, Inc. hosted their UMI Performance Cruise In & Autocross. Proceeds from the event's bake sale and t-shirt sale benefitted EWF, which Minnesota-based Viking Performance, Inc. then generously matched to bring the total raised to $2500!

FDA Advisory Committee Unanimously Votes ‘YES’ to Pending Approval of CAR-T Cell Therapy CTL019

On Wednesday, July 12 the FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee convened at a meeting to discuss the pending approval of CAR-T cell therapy CTL019. Our co-founders were present at the meeting, and Tom Whitehead spoke.

3rd Annual “Tee Off for T-Cells” Golf Tournament Raises Over $58,000

On Friday, July 14 we held our third annual "Tee Off for T-Cells" charity golf tournament at Philipsburg Elks Lodge & Country Club in Philipsburg, Pa. In the last three years, "Tee Off for T-Cells" has now raised more than $150,000 for pediatric cancer research.

Emily Whitehead Foundation and Jon Condo to Host 3rd Annual “Tee Off for T-Cells” Charity Golf Tournament

PRESS RELEASE - The Emily Whitehead Foundation will hold its third annual "Tee Off for T-Cells" charity golf tournament on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Philipsburg Elks Lodge & Country Club.

Tom Whitehead to Speak at FDA Approval Hearing for CAR-T Cell Therapy CTL019

Emily Whitehead Foundation co-founder Tom Whitehead has been accepted as a speaker for the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) meeting on July 12, 2017. At this hearing, the U.S. Food & Drug Association (FDA) will discuss the pending approval of CAR-T cell therapy CTL019.

Celebrating 5 Years Cancer Free!

We celebrated an incredible milestone this month — on May 10, 2017 Emily reached five years cancer free!