Cooper was born on April 15, 2005. When he arrived at his 6 month well check, his pediatrician felt a huge mass in his abdomen. Shocked, the Cates family was sent to the hospital where they would later find out that our little baby boy has stage IV childhood cancer (neuroblastoma).

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How You Can Help

We can't do it without you, and we're asking YOU to get involved. There are many ways for you to support Chase After a Cure in our mission to support childhood cancer research and funding effective treatments for our children. Click here to find out more how you can help Chase After a Cure.

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Keep up with our work to Chase After a Cure in the lab, events around the greater Charleston, South Carolina area, children’s stories, the latest in neuroblastoma and childhood cancer breakthroughs, guest blogs by doctors, patients, families, nurses, researchers, and so much more. Click Here to read our latest Blog.

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Childhood Cancer

Neuroblastoma is a solid cancerous tumor that begins in the nerve cells of infants and young children. Neuroblastoma develops most often in infants and children younger than five. Every day 46 children are diagnosed and 7 children will die Pictured is Emily Wooddin. We Chase After a Cure in her memory and for so many thousands of other children across the world. Click here to find out more about Neuroblastoma (childhood cancer).

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Events are the number one source of funds Chase After a Cure raises every year. Funds raised come by way of ticket sales, business sponsorships, merchandise, auction items, and restricted fund campaigns. Typically, CAAC hosts fundraisers during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. It also organizes an annual fundraiser gala each February in Charleston, S.C. Individuals, families and businesses are also encouraged to host their own fundraisers in support of CAAC.

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CAAC is committed to raising awareness and research funds for childhood cancer. Our focus is on rare, hard to treat, cancers such as Neuroblastoma.

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Chase After a Cure (CAAC) was started in 2009 by Summerville, S.C., resident Whitney Ringler and her family after her son, Chase, was given a 30 percent chance of survival after being diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. Chase survived this aggressive form of cancer and now his family works tirelessly on behalf of childhood cancer research.CAAC supports families of childhood cancer patients, raises awareness about childhood cancer, specifically neuroblastoma, and funds childhood cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.