Chasing Away Childhood Cancer

What Has CAAC Been up to Lately?

Recently, Chase After A Cure teamed up with the wonderful faculty, staff and students of Knightsville Elementary School for their field day. For the school’s Field Day, CAAC sold lunches and concessions. The event marked the first time Knightsville Elementary and Chase After a Cure teamed up to raise funds to support our organization’s goal of curing childhood cancer. Overall, the Field Day was a resounding success! Together, we raised close to $3,000. CAAC is so appreciative of the people and companies that helped make the KES Field day a true success. Thank you so much Sara Lee, General Mills, and most of all Principal Wally Baird for hosting an enjoyable and memorable event, that in the long-run will help all of the children battling cancer.

In addition to the KES Field Day, CAAC headed west to Scottsdale, Arizona for the Annual NMTRC Conference. Our trip was funded in large part from our Walmart grant support Chase After a Cure recently received. Here at CAAC, we are a proud supporter of The NMTRC (The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium) as it is a research consortium of over 20+hospitals, research labs, and parent foundations across the world who continue to research and support the ongoing studies for childhood cancer. NMTRC’s amazing teamwork and initiatives for childhood cancer research, specifically neuroblastoma research, have resulted in the creation of an extremely successful clinical trial called DFMO. DFMO has showed amazing results in children with relapsed neuroblastoma and has now moved into a phase II trial. For detailed information on DFMO, check out the links here: DFMO Phase I/IIDFMO News Article. For the conference CAAC was lucky to be a part of, there were two days in which many academics, doctors, researchers, and advocates presented their work and covered various areas of treatment and advocacy.

For more information about what CAAC has been working on, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages and keep up with our weekly blog posts to stay up-to-date on all things neuroblastoma and Chase After a Cure!