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Cancer

Curebound is a San Diego-based 501c3 philanthropic organization that raises and invests strategic funding in translational cancer research projects aimed at accelerating new discoveries to clinical application.

Curebound

Accelerating Cancer Research into Cures Curebound is a 501c3 that brings the top cancer research institutions in San Diego together in a collaborative effort to accelerate cancer research into cures. Launched in 2021, Curebound represents a partnership and expansion of two highly respected local cancer organizations - Padres Pedal the Cause and the Immunotherapy Foundation, that have united to broaden the reach and impact of our mission. Together, we have collectively raised over $23 million since 2013 to fund more 80+ cancer research projects between San Diego’s exceptional research institutions including UC San Diego Health, Salk Institute, Rady Children’s Hospital, Sanford Burnham Prebys, La Jolla Institute for Immunology and Scripps Research. Founded with a deeply held belief that cures are possible, our mission and vision is to accelerate cures in our lifetime, so that the next generation doesn’t have to experience a cancer diagnosis in the frightening way that too many of us do now. We believe that the next decade will be critical to the development of sophisticated, individualized cancer treatment and the largest opportunity ever seen to advance the way we treat and ultimately cure cancer. With all its unique resources, San Diego is poised to become a global hub of cancer research and the city where cures begin. Targeting areas of research where the greatest opportunities exist, Curebound is committed to investing $100 million into collaborative cancer.

Dear Friends, It is with heavy hearts that we have shared a confirmed leukemia relapse diagnosis for Ella with latest results from the last bone marrow biopsy showing a need for a transplant. This is to happen when she is able to handle the procedure and a bone marrow match has been secured. Ella remains patient and positive, with a sharp sense of humor and determined to beat cancer…again! We learned through the first battle, that nothing can stand in the way of doing whatever is needed to support your child’s cancer battle. Deductibles and copays, out-of-pocket medical expenses, integrative, and supplemental care and other expenses are rarely budgeted for or covered. The care needs become bills, the bills become debt and you adjust to support ongoing care needs, even through remission. I know we are not alone. The effect on parents and caregivers resources and even the ability to provide necessary care can be devastating. What’s different now? We have a new level of need that came with Ella’s relapse and in turn, we are making a choice to share a practical way to help Ella. Thank you your interest in the many opportunities of the Change Giving platform and the caring founding team we have chosen to work with. We look ahead with all of you, through a season of treatment and recovery, in hope for full remission for Ella!

Ella's Healing Journey

The F C Cancer Foundation fights cancer by raising awareness and educating about prevention and early cancer detection, ultimately putting an end to late stage cancer diagnosis. As a 501c3 non-profit, the Foundation also coordinates experiences for cancer fighters.. Dyin 2 Live Dreams is a wish-granting program committed to helping those who are currently in the fight against cancer by giving them a one-of-a-kind “VIP Experience” that may be a source of hope, joy, and inspiration while they continue in their fight against these terrible diseases. Through our extensive network of friends, supporters, and partners, we put together our VIP Experiences, focusing on select music festivals, concerts, and sporting events throughout the year. We take our Dyin 2 Live Dreams recipients backstage and behind the scenes at these events to meet their favorite bands, artists, athletes, and celebrities. Meet-and-greets, signings, watching their favorite bands side stage, backstage access, media interviews, photo ops, and more are all apart of the VIP Experience! Our Dyin 2 Live Dreams recipients walk away from the experience with the will and determination to continue in their fight against cancer. We want to show them that life is worth fighting for and that no one fights alone.

F C Cancer Foundation

Every dollar raised creates an opportunity to host a life-change experience for a cancer fighter and, if possible, his or her family. We hope to facilitate 50 experiences throughout the year, in multiple parts of the country, in a variety of venues and events.

Friends of Jaclyn aims to improve the quality of life for children and families with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Friends of Jaclyn (FOJ) pairs children with pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers with local sports teams, clubs and community groups. The teams provide a unique support system for the family during all stages of their journey. Friends of Jaclyn started in 2004, nine year old Jaclyn Murphy was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Through chance events she became connected to and later adopted by a collegiate lacrosse team as an honorary team member. Jaclyn’s strength, courage, relentless spirit, and joy for life inspired the players. The team went on to a perfect season, winning their first NCAA national championship in 64 years. Later, Jaclyn shared her dream of helping all of the sick children in the hospital with her family. In 2005, the Murphy Family created the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors, allowing them to: Live in the Moment…Play in the Moment. Today, Friends of Jaclyn has helped over 950 families with brain tumors and other childhood cancers.

Friends of Jaclyn Programs

Friends of Jaclyn needs to raise funds to continue their flagship programs: Adopt a Child (helps a child with a pediatric cancer diagnosis), Safe on the Sidelines (designed for the siblings of children with cancer) and Guardian Angel Program (support program for families in need of additional love, support and friendship).

It all began with a few symptoms a week prior to her diagnosis. We were planning to take her to the pediatrician on the Monday coming up to have her checked out but she started a nose bleed that Easter Sunday that we could not get to stop. We rushed her to the local children's hospital and the tests ensued. She was at a critical level and immediately had to have multiple blood and platelet transfusions. After many blood tests, a spinal tap and bone marrow biopsy the results came back positive. On April 16, 2017 our beautiful baby girl Dakota Rain was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at only 3 years old.  She started treatment immediately and we began our battle.Dakota spent the next 26 days in the hospital. Doctors had to make sure her immune system was stable enough for her to safely go home. We returned 4 days later to remove her picc line and place her port. Our weekly trips to the hospital have become a regular routine. She endures countless pokes, chemo treatments, spinal taps and oral medications. For a 3 year I can only imagine how confusing and scary it is for her. She will be in treatment for the minimum of 2 1/2 years so this means she will be close to the age of 6 before we are officially done.  Dealing with Dakota's Leukemia has dramatically altered our family's lifestyle and daily activities. We can no longer have the freedom to go wherever we want due to her fragile immune system. There is a constant worry and stress not only about her health but also financially. Mom had to resign from her job to immediately assist with all of Dakota's medical necessities. We worry that we simply will not have enough to make ends meat and keep a roof over our heads while trying to take care of Dakota. She is our priority now and  we want to make sure she has the best care.  All funds donated will primarily go towards any medical costs related to her treatment. Due to the fact mom is no longer working we will also need help with utilities and everyday items like food. Please help our family while we fight for our babies life. Thank you!

Help Dakota Defeat Cancer

Having a child diagnosed with cancer is not only emotionally stressful but financially detrimental as well. The goal of this fundraiser is to help Dakota and her family with costs related to her treatment.

Immunotherapy Foundation (IF) is a non-profit organization that strategically funds the most promising cancer immunotherapy research, focused on HPV-driven cancers. IF works directly with world-class researchers to accelerate the discovery and development of new and improved immunotherapies for patients, by translating multiple research projects into the clinical setting and creating a robust portfolio of preclinical immunotherapies and award-winning research at the University of California - San Diego (UCSD) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), as recognized by the Cancer Research Institute. IF is building educational programming around HPV vaccination and screening, with a focus on the link to cancer. IF is also creating a digital portal of the latest news and resources regarding HPV, HPV-related cancers, and immunotherapy treatments. The organization is investigating partnerships and alliances to help amplify existing education and advocacy initiatives, and build out regional, national and international efforts to reduce incidence of HPV and thus HPV-related cancers. IF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by the Whitworths in 2015.

Immunotherapy Foundation Cures for Cancer Campaign

In 2015, IF embarked on a 5-year, $6 million campaign to eradicate HPV-drive cancers and all other cancers from our world. Today, nearly $4.9 million has been raised in support of our mission and has inspired more than $22 million in additional funding for advanced research at our partnered institutions. We are looking forward to celebrating the power of philanthropy to cure cancers with the successful completion of the campaign by December 2020.

Thirty-two days after saying I do to Jeff, Laurel Chaney was diagnosed with a fast-growing Stage 2B invasive ductal breast cancer. While still attempting to pay off their wedding, 40 days later they hit their out-of-pocket maximum for the year, and will again by 2/2019.

Laurel faces off against Breast Cancer

We are raising money to help pay medical expenses related to aggressive breast cancer treatment including chemotherapy, double mastectomy, reconstruction, radiation and hormone therapy.

To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.

Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation was formed in 2007 just a year after Robin and Marty lost their mom, Libby Maynard to Stage IV Breast Cancer. (Libby would never say she lost her battle, she would say she WON her trip to heaven!)

Libby's Legacy

The Mission of Libby’s Legacy is to provide comprehensive breast health care to the underserved Central Florida community through education, mammograms, follow up diagnostics and Hope Coaches on the journey from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now.

LiveStrong Foundation

Created in 1997, the Foundation is known for leading an ongoing dialogue with patients and survivors, providing free cancer support services and advocating for policies that improve access to care and quality of life. Known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has served 2.5 million people affected by the disease and raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients, and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. Together, we can know, fight, and end pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics, better treatments, and increase chances of survival.

Did you know that each day, 43 children are diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer? Or that the average age of children diagnosed is six? How about the fact that 12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive? Little do we know, there is not a single child who is cancer exempt! Help us support the mission of Childhood Cancer Research. Let's raise awareness to the world and let them know that it's an illness that is taking the lives of innocent children. I get it.... your kid is not sick, but what if your child was? Together we can fight the fight!! I have teamed up with CureSearch ( www.curesearch.org ) to fight the fight and with your pennies, together we can save lives!! To learn more about us, go to our personal site: www.pgcountry.com

PGcountry Childhood Cancer Awarness

Helps us draw awareness to the harsh reality of Childhood Cancer. With proper funding support, cures and vaccines can be discovered and put to work. Help us make a difference by donating your spare funds!!

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research to discover better treatments and cures for prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Foundation

PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. It's efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer.

Runway to Hope’s mission is to provide direct support and aid to Central Florida children and their families impacted by pediatric cancer.

Runway to Hope

Through partnerships with Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Florida Hospital for Children, and Nemour's Children’s Hospital, Runway to Hope fosters collaborative efforts among corporations, local businesses, and philanthropists to not only raise funds and awareness, but also bring new programs and initiatives to the pediatric cancer community.

Precision Medicine for All - At SOTERIA, we support a superior approach to cancer treatment, where the patient is at the center of globally curated resources to implement precision medicine and generate better outcomes despite geographic location, treating institution, or socioeconomic status. The founders and supporters of SOTERIA are personally familiar with a cancer diagnosis and believe that every cancer patient deserves access to the best care. SOTERIA challenges the one-size-fits-all approach to cancer treatment by leveraging the power of an individual's data to identify personalized, targeted treatment plans and provides access to the most relevant advanced technology and treatment options from the convenience of your own home. Advancements in genomics have enabled personalized, targeted cancer therapy, leading to better outcomes. As medicine becomes more multi-modal, no one individual or institution can be the leading expert in all areas., nor can we rely on existing institutions to lead this effort because there is no economic incentive. SOTERIA is a neutral entity that is required to synthesize medical & scientific experts to bridge the gap to navigate the complexities of precision medicine and help alleviate patient and physician burden to generate better outcomes.

SOTERIA Precision Medicine Foundation

Your support will empower cancer patients with access to precision medicine, neutral expertise, and targeted treatment options. Join our movement for Precision Medicine for All. With your donation, SOTERIA will - Enable patient access to precision medicine - despite socioeconomic status, geographic location, or treating institution - Drive awareness of precision medicine through education, publication, and patient outreach - Sustain & secure precision medicine clinical trials - Enable leading-edge precision oncology and immunotherapy options to reduce patient/physician burden - Scale patient enrollment, reduce patient costs, and enable program expansion to impact more patients - Longitudinal data analysis via SOTERIA's precision medicine augmented intelligence platform to impact public policy for better healthcare

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