Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer is starting the year off with zeal and ca-ching. The organization that “works relentlessly for the day when all children are living cancer-free” is presenting $315,045 to Children’s Health (Dallas) and three other healthcare groups: Michigan State University, Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston) and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Of the total, $150,000 was “given in honor of Michael Key Malone of Dallas, Texas, who lost his battle in 2012 at the age of seven.” The funds will go to “support two projects fighting neuroblastoma, a horrible pediatric cancer with a low survival rate.”
And the Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer crew had more good news. They revealed that AutoNation provided 25 iPad 4s for “each one of our Ambassador families during last month’s Ambassador Holiday Party.”
According to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer CEO Evelyn Costolo, “Every advancement in curing pediatric cancer has come from research, but cancer is still the #1 disease killer of American children. We are thankful for the support of our donors in 2015 that allowed us to provide funding for critical research initiatives and hope for a cure.”
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