THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Say CHECKMATE to cancer!
Less than two weeks from now, a fantastic junior chess fundraiser with world-famous Grand Masters taking on 30 players at a time; also a silent auction and other great activities. Open to everyone. ALL proceeds will go to Band of Parents to fight childhood cancer.
The Band would like to thank Dana, Gia and Carmine Gentile for the incredibly successful, inspiring, and generous fundraiser - Gia's Glam Gala - they held to benefit our organization and to fund research for neuroblastoma.
PROMISING NEW DRUG FOR NEUROBLASTOMA
Lorlatinib, an investigational drug candidate currently in late-stage clinical development for the treatment of lung cancer may also prove effective for the treatment of neuroblastoma. Solving Kids’ Cancer is leading an international effort of like-minded nonprofits to provide nearly $400,000 of collaborative funding for an innovative clinical trial to bring a potentially life-saving therapy to kids. Click here to read more.
WHO WE ARE
The Band of Parents is a member-based nonprofit organization with the goal of funding new therapies for neuroblastoma. Our mission is to seek projects that have already been examined in the lab and are in need of assistance to rapidly move into a patient population. Our main focus is at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), however, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, the Band of Parents will fund any project which is consistent with our mission at any institution and subject to our project criteria as defined in our by-laws.
Ordinary parents, extraordinary circumstances. Bound by our determination to fight neuroblastoma, we come together on every front – at the bedside of each child during treatment, in support of the dedicated doctors at MSKCC, as well as other leading hospitals and in the communities where we live.
Together, we are Bound by Hope that a cure is out there and we want to make sure a cure is found for ALL children