YOU ARE INVITED
Please join us for the Band of Parents annual meeting with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center neuroblastoma team. The meeting will be online via Zoom.
Prior to the meeting, will be hosting our first Band of Parents Annual Hope and Light Awards, honoring and recognizing families and individuals who have helped to generate awareness for pediatric cancer and fundraise to support our fight against neuroblastoma. We will also thank a small group of donors who have given extraordinary gifts this past year.
WHAT: A unique opportunity to hear about the latest research and upcoming trials. There will also be a chance to ask the doctors any general questions you may have.
WHEN: Monday, January 31, 2022 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET
Please RSVP by January 23, 2022
Band of Parents is the top independent backer of neuroblastoma research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). 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. In the 1980s, fewer than 5% of children diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma survived. Although today, most major medical centers like MSKCC have over a 50% survival rate, far too many children are still dying of this disease. The sad fact is that due to the high cost of research and the small number of children diagnosed annually, pediatric cancer is severely underfunded by both the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s funding goes to fight pediatric cancer. We support our members through their children’s battle with neuroblastoma. Together, we are Bound by Hope that a cure is out there. We will continue this fight until not a single child is lost to this disease.