Our Impact

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.

Emily Whitehead Foundation Funds CHOP Study of Neuropsychological Outcomes of Pediatric CAR T-Cell Therapy. Read More.

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.

2021 Fight for Cures Grant
Recipient: Dr. Jessica Foster (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
2022 Fight for Cures Grant
Recipient: Dr. Philippa Kennedy (University of Minnesota)

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)

Giving Back

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.

In The News

"Innovation in Collaboration" Among Research Teams Rewarded by Grants From SU2C

May 2, 2019

CHOP’s Breakthrough Cancer Immunotherapy Program Receives Generous Grant from the Emily Whitehead Foundation

April 17, 2018

Family Of Girl Who Changed Face Of Cancer Treatment Donates $100,000 To CHOP

January 5, 2016

Young cancer survivor and family give back to Children’s Hospital

January 5, 2016

Children’s Hospital gets gift from young cancer survivor

January 7, 2016

Researchers rely on grants from non-profit organizations and private donors who are dedicated to raising funds. Donate today.

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