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Help, Hope, Courage … It’s Why We’re Here!
Sept. 15th-Feb. 15th establishments across Northern Nevada will come together to raise needed funds to help local children with cancer and their families. The money raised will help provide financial assistance and compassionate support programs for local northern Nevada children fighting childhood cancer.
For the past 8 years, NNCCF has hosted St. Baldrick’s – a worldwide campaign by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, honoring children fighting childhood cancer and raising funds for much needed research. Since 2006, with the help of the northern Nevada community, NNCCF has raised over $1.2 million at local St. Baldrick’s celebrations and shaved over 2,000 heads.
The fruits of our efforts in raising funds for pediatric cancer research are being seen. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Stand Up 2 Cancer have created a partnership to fund a $14.5 million grant over the next four years to support the Dream Team in their quest to create new therapies for high-risk childhood cancers. This team aims to establish genomics-based immunotherapy as the second revolution in childhood cancer.
Genomics examines the molecular mechanisms and the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in disease. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation explains in their article “Immunogenomics to Create New Therapies for High-Risk Childhood Cancers,” investigators on the Dream Team have used technologies in the field of cancer genomics to discover the fundamental basis for the most aggressive childhood cancers. In addition, these investigators have also led efforts to harness the body’s own immune system to eradicate cancer – immunotherapy.
Unfortunately these two advances in technology and cancer research have evolved separately with little collaboration. The Dream Team’s vision is to “accelerate progress by bridging the gaps between genomics and immunology to create new therapies for the most aggressive childhood cancers.” The St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Stand Up 2 Cancer will be funding the Dream Team with $14.5 million for the next four years. Click on the link below to read the 3 Major Principles the Dream Team will emphasize in bridging the gap between genomics and immunology. http://www.stbaldricks.org/blog/post/immunogenomics-to-create-new-therapies-for-high-risk-childhood-cancers
“We are at a crossroads in our quest to conquer childhood cancer. This Dream Team will bring together the two most promising arenas in childhood cancer today to potentially revolutionize the treatment of childhood cancer.”
NNCCF releases 2012 annual report
2012 has been an exciting time of growth and we at NNCCF have been more determined than ever to help our children and families in need. Our report is the summation of the programs and services — some new, some familiar — we offered in the fight against childhood cancer.
We are grateful to all our donors, volunteers and community supporters who made this work possible this year. To read about our accomplishments and the direction we’re heading in 2013, click here.