Kick for Cure raises over $170,000! Thank you to everyone!
Posted by Lindsay on July 27, 2017
Thank you to all those that participated, volunteered, and supported last weekend's Kick for a Cure event.
This year, $172,590.88 (and counting) has been raised to benefit the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Programm (MCCCRP) at BC Children's Hospital.
This is an especially exciting year as the MCCCRP is embarking on a groundbreaking initiative as we prepare to offer the clinical trial CAR-T cell immunotherapy. This treatment will use the child's own immune system and no chemo or radiation. This being offered here in BC will mean that children's families will not have to try and come up with the $500,000 USD necessary for this potentially lifesaving treatment. Moreover, this treatment truly is revolutionary as it will offer hope to children with leukaemia and lymphoma who are not successfully treated by other means and it does so with fewer side effects.
For more information regarding the Michael Cuccione Foundation and Kick for a Cure, please visit their websitehere.
To learn about getting involved, you may visit view CMFSC's website here.
Thank you again!
Comment from Donna Pickerill
Way to go CMFSC