The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the nation’s largest charitable funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to announce the newest round of research grants, named for St. Baldrick’s Hero Funds, totaling more than $400,000. Four grants were awarded across four different states to continue the most promising childhood cancer research.
These grants are made possible by the ongoing efforts of St. Baldrick’s volunteers and thousands of generous donors, including the families who have started St. Baldrick’s Hero Funds to support the discovery of new cures and treatments for childhood cancers.
St. Baldrick’s Hero Funds is a program which allows families, friends, and groups the opportunity to raise funds for childhood cancer research in honor or memory of a loved one. All four of the recent grants were named for Hero Funds that have raised more than $100,000.
“With research, there is hope,” says Kathleen Ruddy, St. Baldrick’s Foundation CEO. “Through the continuous support from St. Baldrick’s Hero Funds, volunteers and donors, we move forward in our Foundation’s mission to fund the very best childhood cancer research that leads to cures.”
The following institutions were awarded grants:
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.
- New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.
- Named for Jack’s Pack – We Still Have His Back
- The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Named for The Be Brooks Brave Fund
- MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
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The latest grants bring the total of research funded by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to 1,705 grants totaling $325 million since 2005. The next round of grants will be announced in Spring 2023.
To learn more about research these specific grants are supporting, check out the St. Baldrick’s blog. For more information about St. Baldrick’s Foundation grants, Hero Funds or ways to get involved, please visit StBaldricks.org