2015: A Year at a Glance for SKC

2015 proved to be a critical year for Solving Kids’ Cancer. Watch as we reflect on all of this year’s accomplishments including the opportunity to ring the closing Nasdaq bell to our exclusive interview with WCBS Radio and Newsweek. Thank you all for a remarkable year!

Bloomingdale’s Celebrates Runway Heroes in its First Ever Fashion Show

In honor of September’s National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street hosted Runway Heroes. A total of 23 childhood cancer fighters and survivors aged 2-12 walked the runway in the Young World department to benefit two pediatric cancer nonprofits.

Children’s Cancer is Unprofitable and Ignored – An SKC Featured Article

John London, co-founder of SKC, wanted to scream in frustration. After three years of treatment, doctors suggested that him and his wife took his daughter, Penelope, home to enjoy their remaining time together. Instead, John scanned hundreds of research abstracts seeking new treatments.

Understanding the Landscape, Strengthening the Science, Curing and Caring for the Child

Solving Kids’ Cancer’s approach is to understand the research landscape, strengthen the science, cure, and care for the child. The GD2 T Cell Therapy trial at Texas Children’s Hospital is helping children with neuroblastoma like Kyra Kardong – listen to her story.

2015 Spring Celebration Raises $650,000

The Solving Kids Cancer 6th Annual Spring Celebration was held June 8 at 583 Park Avenue, raising $650,000 for childhood cancer research. This year’s Spring Celebration honored Roger Jeffs, PhD, president and Co-CEO of United Therapeutics, and Yoganathan Ratheesan, Founder and Chairman of Lebara Group.

Anonymous Donor agreed to donate $1 for every share up to $10,000 for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the concept is simple: to join Solving Kids’ Cancer in honoring those children who are undergoing treatment, celebrating those who have won the battle, and remembering those who we have lost by sharing social media posts with the hashtag #CCAM throughout the month.  The anonymous donor has agreed to donate $1 for every share up to $10,000.

Can viruses cure cancer? If so, how?

Recently, the potential of oncolytic viruses to treat deadly cancers was featured in a segment of 60 Minutes, which highlighted the work of Matthias Gromeier, MD, at Duke University. Solving Kids’ Cancer has been in discussion with Dr. Gromeier since 2012 to find a way to best bring this novel treatment option to children with deadly brain tumors.

The Promise of Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is changing the paradigm for children with cancer. Solving Kids’ Cancer has teamed up with the same researchers who helped save Emily Whitehead’s life to bring a new treatment option for children with neuroblastoma. Meet one family that was on a Solving Kids’ Cancer clinical trial at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Runway Heroes 2014 Fashion Show

Childhood cancer fighters and survivors ages 3-13 walked the runway in Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street. With the help of everyone involved the event was a complete success and the children in their hand-picked outfits truly earned the title “Runway Heroes”. Watch the 2014 fashion show here!