Friday, September 5, 2008

Stand Up To Cancer.

Tonight all the major television networks aired a one-hour telethon to raise money for cancer research. Studded with celebs, it was still pretty amazing that NBC, ABC & CBS would all work together for something so important.

Not sure if you caught the portion where they mentioned children's brain tumors. They profiled an 11-year-old battling a medulloblastoma, one of the most common forms of pediatric brain tumors. They also mentioned the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium. Last year this time, The Kyrie Foundation was in contact with the PBTC, working on a way to fund their research through our fundraising efforts. Today, we're proud to say that we get to do just that and fund ANY OTHER pediatric brain cancer research in the country through our alignment with the Pedicatrc Brain Tumor Foundation in North Carolina. That's the most brilliant part of The Kyrie Foundation Research Grant: it's not just for one hospital's work or one group's emphasis in a particular year. It's open to any research team in the country from any worthwhile entity, like PBTC or St. Jude's or Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. We want to award this grant each year to the team with the most worthwhile prosposal no matter where they are from.

Knowing that we are a part of this crusade for a cure, you & me right here, electrifies the air, doesn't it? So good.

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