RESEARCH SAVES LIVES
At diagnosis our son’s chances for survival were under 60%, but 20+ years ago his odds for beating this cancer were almost zero. That gives you an idea about how far research has come in a relatively short period of time.
Stem cell transplants and anti-body treatment which use the body’s own immune system to fight the cancer are the future of cancer treatment. More research dollars for pediatric cancer will yield more targeted treatment options and improve outcomes."
- anonymous parent of a survivor
Nora is a sweet 4 year who battled childhood cancer. She had planned to participate and be honored during a Blackout Cancer event, but on game day her white blood cell count was too low. Faculty and students gave Nora her very own celebration at middle school when she was feeling better weeks later. It was a wonderful show of love and support for a special girl. Nora has been cancer-free since January 2018.
Reilly is a beautiful girl who battled childhood cancer. The football players chose Reilly to be the honorary captain of a Blackout Cancer football game. Reilly was thrilled to participate. She is now cancer free.