Our Co-Founder Nominated for Modern Hero

To many, Emily is a hero. Today, as she celebrates 5 years cancer free after T-cell therapy, Emily shares who her hero is—her mom and Emily Whitehead Foundation co-founder Kari Whitehead. Watch Kari's Modern Hero story!

Centre Gives 2017: Help Activate the Cure in Our Community

On May 9-10, 2017, the Emily Whitehead Foundation will participate in Centre Gives, a 36-hour online annual giving event sponsored by the Centre Foundation.

Kari Whitehead to Present at 2017 AACR Annual Meeting

Emily Whitehead Foundation co-founder Kari Whitehead will be attending the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, held April 1 through April 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Pi Day 5k Benefitting Emily Whitehead Foundation

On Saturday, March 18 we teamed up with Left Right Repeat to hold the PI Day 5K Benefiting Emily Whitehead Foundation at Circleville Park in State College, Pa. Despite postponement due to inclement weather, the rescheduled Pi Day event was a success.

Jodie Potter: “Today, I Can Say My Son Is Cured of Cancer”

In December 2011, Emily Whitehead Foundation board member Jodie Potter's youngest son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just prior to his second birthday. Today, Corban Potter is five years cancer free! In her own words, Jodie shared with us their story.

Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s 2017 Annual Dinner

On March 9, we attended Life Sciences Pennsylvania's 2017 Annual Dinner in Philadelphia. The Emily Whitehead Foundation was invited as a finalist for LSPA's 2016 Patient Impact Award.

Emily Whitehead Foundation Named a Finalist for 2016 Patient Impact Award

The Emily Whitehead Foundation has been named a finalist for Life Sciences Pennsylvania's 2016 Patient Impact Award! The award recipient will be announced March 9, 2017 at Life Sciences Pennsylvania's Annual Dinner at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

2nd Annual Take Down Cancer Event Raises $13k

On February 2, 2017 two local high school wrestling clubs, Philipsburg-Osceola and Clearfield, met in a dual-meet at Philipsburg-Osceola High School for the second year in a row to raise money for the Emily Whitehead Foundation.

A Special Announcement

We are so excited to share that this fall we will be hosting the first annual Emily Whitehead Foundation Believe Ball — and you're invited! Visit the event page to learn more.

An Update from Emily

Emily Whitehead, our (favorite) co-founder, recently took to Facebook to say hello and share a few updates! On January 21, Emily wrote to let everyone know about an upcoming routine appointment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Our Second Anniversary

The Emily Whitehead Foundation is celebrating our second anniversary since launching in January 2015! What had once been a dream has now been a reality for the past two years—and what a journey it has been.

Our New Look: #ActivateTheCure

We are excited to announce that the Emily Whitehead Foundation has re-branded. Over the last few months, our co-founders and the "Thinkers and Doers" at Rowland Creative have worked together to create a new identity for the foundation.