The Band recently held Put Cancer in the Penalty Box: a skating charity event with games, raffles, and refreshments on September 18 at The Ice Hutch in Mt Vernon, NY. All proceeds are being donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to fund pediatric cancer research


The 5th annual Evening of Hope benefit took place at Marquee on May 4, 2016.  The Band was thrilled to honor the Tepperberg family for their dedication to fighting pediatric cancer.  The  inaugural Jerome Tepperberg, MD Award was given to Dr. Julia Glade Bender, for compassion and dedication to the care of our children and the advancement of pediatric cancer research. All of the proceeds from this very successful evening will go towards neuroblastoma research.


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     Tepperberg, MD Award
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John K. Bartosz Honored through the First Pediatric Immunotherapy Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Band of Parents has announced The John K. Bartosz Memorial Fellowship in Pediatric Immunotherapy, the first-ever fellowship in pediatric immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in honor of the late John K. Bartosz. Click here to read more.




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



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Band of Parents, Inc. a/k/a Band of Parents is a not-for-profit corporation duly incorporated under the laws of the State of New York. Band of Parents is a 501(c)3 public charity. Your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.