Where The Money Goes
Funds raised by the Emily Whitehead Foundation go where our donors expect it to — to help support the development of cancer treatments that are less toxic and have fewer long-term, negative side effects for children. Our goal is to raise funds to support further research and help make it possible for kids all over the world to have access to life-saving immunotherapy treatments.
Nicole Gularte Fight for Cures Embassador Award
In 2021 we established the Nicole Gularte Fight for Cures Embassador Award, a grant for young researchers totaling $50,000 and funded in collaboration with our friends at Cytiva.
Supporting Innovative Research
The Emily Whitehead Foundation has contributed $375,000 to Stand Up To Cancer’s Phillip A. Sharp Innovation in Collaboration Awards.
2018 Sharp Award Grant
Recipients: Dr. Trevor Pugh, PhD (Princess Margaret-OICR) and Dr. David Barrett, MD, PhD (CHOP)
2019 Sharp Award Grant
Recipients: Dr. Sarah Tasian, MD (CHOP) and Dr. Kimberly Stegmaier, MD (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
2020 Sharp Award Grant
Recipients: Dr. Michal Sheffer, PhD (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Dr. David Kirsch, MD, PhD (Duke University Medical Center)
Since 2016, the Emily Whitehead Foundation has granted $350,000 to Dr. Stephan A. Grupp and the Cancer Immunotherapy Frontier Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Read More.
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