Emily Whitehead Foundation


We experienced firsthand how cancer research is saving lives; however, children are still losing their lives every day because of limited treatment options for high-risk patients like Emily.

Children who have their cancer return are harder to treat because their cancer becomes resistant to standard therapies. Cutting edge treatments like CAR T-cell therapy are needed to help cure these children but funding is limited. Childhood cancer receives less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute budget for research. Many researchers rely on grants from non-profit organizations and private donors who are dedicated to raising funds for childhood cancer research.

Our focus will be on funding the most promising research such as the CAR T-cell therapy that Emily received and other immunotherapies. We will continue sharing Emily’s story to promote awareness and inspire others to take action and make a difference.