Stand Up To Cancer 2018
On Friday, September 7 we traveled to Los Angeles to attend the sixth annual Stand Up To Cancer telecast. It was a true honor to be invited to join our friends at SU2C in celebrating ten years of making an impact!
Prior to attending the show, Emily walked the red carpet with fellow cancer survivors and CAR-T cell therapy patients Nick Wilkins and Emily Hunt. Nick and Emily were also among the first patients treated in the CTL019 clinical trial at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
In a special moment during the telecast, Emily and Nick were given the opportunity to thank the doctors and researchers who treated them. Watch their touching shout outs here.
"Thank you, Dr. June, Dr. Grupp, and all of the Dream Teams. The early days were scary and I don't remember a lot, but now I'm okay."
We are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to not only participate in this inspiring event, but to also collaborate with Stand Up To Cancer by funding two Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Awards—one of which is currently supporting the advanced immunotherapy research of Toronto scientist Trevor Pugh, PhD, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) pediatric oncologist David Barrett, MD, PhD.
Thank you, Stand Up To Cancer for all that you have done and continue to do for cancer patients and their families!