Over $238,000 Raised!
The 5th Annual Sam Day Soiree, sponsored by Stages Cycling, was held at The Nines Hotel in Portland on February 9th, 2019 to raise much needed funds for pediatric cancer research, the number one disease killer of children. Despite the weather threats and east side snow storm, the event managed to bring in over $238,000 thanks to the 400 ticket holders and 12 corporate sponsors.
The Sam Day Foundation announced the approval of their first pediatric cancer research grant for $125,000 to the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute for an extensive tumor tissue banking program. The program will provide researchers with essential data and materials currently in short supply among rare and deadly childhood cancers, which are decades behind the advancements of adult cancer treatments.
One Day kids with rare cancer will survive and live well.
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We believe we can improve the survival rates of rare pediatric cancers, and funding the research to make that happen is our top priority. We focus our energy on the pre-clinical gap of cancer research, where the greatest need is for funding to push exciting discoveries into clinical trials so that kids with cancer will have access to more curative and less toxic drugs.