Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation Provides $150K Grant for Childhood Cancer Research
Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation (www.SammysSuperheroes.org) recently gave $150,000, its largest grant to date, to the Pediatric Cancer Data Commons project with hopes of finding a cure to childhood cancer.
Sammy’s Superheroes pledged $400,000 over four years to the University of Chicago Medicine’s project. This project will develop a cloud-based database that stores and standardizes research from doctors all over the world. After the information is standardized, it’s then made available to researchers everywhere.
The project will make it possible for researchers to analyze multiple samples from kids anywhere and allow more researchers to study the information in order to find patterns that will lead to new treatments. This project is not specific to one type of childhood cancer, giving even the rarest forms an increased chance for new treatments.
“We are very excited about supporting this project,” said Jeremy Stanislav, the Foundation’s executive director. “It has so much potential to help any kid battling cancer and could make an impact quickly.”
Due to a generous amount of support in 2017, Sammy’s Superheroes was able to give its third installment towards their $400,000 pledge. So far, the organization has paid $250,000 towards its $400,000 pledge.
Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to raise awareness of all types of childhood cancer and fund lifesaving research. The organization was founded in 2013. For more information, visit www.SammysSuperheroes.org.