At that moment, our founding members realized they could make a difference. A short time later, about 100 families of children in treatment for neuroblastoma came together to form the Band of Parents. We are from all walks of life and share the common bond of fighting this disease and the optimism that with help, a cure can be found. In the past decade, Band of Parents has expanded its advocacy, funding research in several major cancer centers throughout the United States. Band of Parents has committed more than $6 million to neuroblastoma research.
History of The Band
In 2007, a group of desperate families asked the head of the neuroblastoma program at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Nai-Kong Cheung, what they could do to help their children. He said there was a severe lack of funding for research and that better treatments are on the horizon, but could only come to fruition with more research.