The Emily Whitehead Foundation

The Emily Whitehead Foundation is a non-profit that raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Emily Whitehead is a three-time cancer survivor and was the first child in the world to receive CAR-T cell therapy, a form of immunotherapy. Emily is now ten years cancer-free and considered cured.

The Emily Whitehead Foundation aims to provide funding to researchers to develop innovative and less toxic treatments, such as immunotherapy, for pediatric cancer patients. Co-founders Tom and Kari Whitehead share Emily's story to inspire others to take action in the fight to cure childhood cancer.

#StepTowardsACure at 7th CAR-TCR Summit 2022

Join the Emily Whitehead Foundation and CAR-TCR Summit for a 5k run (or walk) together around Boston!

Participate in person or virtually, with funds raised benefiting the Emily Whitehead Foundation

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At the CAR-TCR Sumit Europe 2021 we heard from Chinmay's father Rajul shares the story of his son's diagnosis, the challenges of treatment, and the journey to the United States to receive CAR T-cell therapy.

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