“Write A Better Story” Campaign
Thank you for your interest in Emily Whitehead Foundation’s “Write A Better Story” campaign!
We are excited to announce that on October 28, 2017 we will hold the inaugural Emily Whitehead Foundation Believe Ball. At this event, we will bring T-cell therapy families and patients together with the doctors, scientists, researchers, and others who helped develop this therapy.
Our theme for the Believe Ball has inspired this campaign. Currently, there is a standard narrative when it comes to childhood cancer: diagnosis followed by treatment with chemotherapy and/or radiation. We want a different journey for these heroes, and we have made it our mission to “Write A Better Story” for children fighting cancer — one with less toxic treatments and without fear of relapse or loss of life.
We would be honored to have your family contribute to the impact of this campaign by sharing your/your child’s story with the Emily Whitehead Foundation. We would like to share everyone’s story, regardless of whether or not you can attend the Believe Ball!
- Write the story yourself and/or Submit answers to the prompts on page 3.
- We will share your story (in full, as written) on our website.
- We will share your story on our social media platforms (excerpts/quotes and photos).
- We will feature 1 or 2 stories (summarized) in our Believe Ball materials, including but not limited to: sponsorship packet, event program, poster at event venue.
Please complete the submission form and story/photo release and return to Amanda Hunt (Social Media & Communications Manager, Emily Whitehead Foundation) at email@example.com.
Sharing your story with the Emily Whitehead Foundation will help us in our mission to spread awareness for less toxic therapies, such as T-cell therapy, as well as the continued need for childhood cancer research. Let’s share with the world what a better story for children fighting cancer looks like!
Story Submission Guidelines
- Description of diagnosis — age, signs/symptoms, how you found out, what you were feeling/thinking in that moment, etc.
- Describe how treatment went.
- Describe how relapse was discovered and the treatment that followed.
- How did you find out about T-cell therapy?
- Describe that time – how long you had to wait to have T-cells collected and to get them infused, how treatment in preparation for T-cells went, etc.
- How do you feel now, looking back?
- How did you find out about/connect with the Emily Whitehead Foundation?
- What do you want people to know about childhood cancer and/or T-cell therapy?
- Is there anything else you would like to share?
- Include as many details as you can think to add!
- At every point in the story, include/describe what were you thinking and feeling in those moments.
- How might you tell this story to another family/parent/patient facing this treatment? What would you want them to know?