The Emily Whitehead Foundation

The Emily Whitehead Foundation is a non-profit that raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Aiming 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 8th CAR-TCR Summit 2023

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

Conference Day 2: August 31, 2023 - 6.30am

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

Exclusive 2023 Partnership


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 eleven years cancer-free and considered cured.

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