The Band of Parents is a member based organization with the goal of funding new therapies for neuroblastoma, a rare and deadly cancer that only strikes children. 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 within 12-24 months of funding.
Our goals are simple - to help and support each other as we face the unthinkable and to raise more funds for research, so that ALL children with neuroblastoma can survive and thrive. Cancer is an isolating disease for anyone, but as families we have banded together because together we are stronger and neuroblastoma is not something to face alone.
Racin' for Mason
Saturday September 29th at the Staples Motorcross Track in Browerville, MN. Mason loves motorcross and his friends and family are having a race in his honor and raising money for the Band of Parents. Jessie Jane's Sign and Graphics will be donating a $250 Full Bike Graphic kit to the Racer who raises the most money. (more)
2nd Annual BOP Kids Race on September 29th DMACC Ankeny Campus, September 29th.
Hey kids! We hope you can join us at the DMACC Ankeny Campus, September 29th for our 2nd annual BOP Kids Race, supporting kids fighting the cancer Neuroblastoma! (more)
Evening of Hope 2013 (more)
Our Band of Parents family has suffered the loss
of 4 children in the past week - we send our love to their families.
Our Chairman Marc lost his beautiful daughter Talia yesterday after a six year battle with neuroblastoma. She was preceded by 3 other neuroblastoma warriors who earned their wings: Abigail, Onja Rose and Alex.
Each of these beautiful children were taken too soon which is why we are still fighting the battle against Neuroblastoma- please join us in winning this war!
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Talia Joy Castellano please use the button below.
HOST AN EVENT
Hosting a Noodles for Neuroblastoma spaghetti dinner is an easy and fun way to gather your community together in support of pediatric cancer research. Almost everyone loves spaghetti and you can tailor your event to the unique style of your town.
Each donation to the Band
of Parents will help us fund the research necessary to wage battle against neuroblastoma and to provide all of the children fighting today, and those who will be unfairly chosen to fight tomorrow, the hope all children deserve
Our members reside across the United States and the World and our email group connects you with others for support, information about new treatments and opportunities to help with fundraising and advocacy projects.
Neuroblastoma it is the most common cancer in children under 2 years of age and is diagnosed in about 700 to 800 children in the U.S. each year. Arising in the developing nerves of a child, often appearing as a tumor in the chest or abdomen.
JOIN THE BAND
Join us! Together, we will raise spirits, awareness and funds for the love of our children. To learn more and to join our cause, go to the join page.