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Stand Up To Cancer and St. Baldrick’s Join Forces to Fight Childhood Cancers

 

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research, and Stand Up To Cancer announced new details about their plan to jointly fund a Pediatric Cancer Dream Team. 

Over the next four years, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises funds through its signature head-shaving events held worldwide and other fundraising activities, and SU2C will commit a total of $14.5 million to the SU2C-St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team.

This is the first SU2C Dream Team focused solely on pediatric cancer research since SU2C was launched in 2008. The pairing of the organizations brings together two of the world’s leading cancer research fundraising groups in a unified mission to accelerate the development of new methods to treat pediatric cancers. 

Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every three minutes, and in the United States, one in five children diagnosed with cancer will not survive.

On Stand Up To Cancer’s behalf, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), its scientific partner, will issue a call for ideas.  For more information, visit http://www.aacr.org/su2cfunding.