On September 15, 2016, the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC) and CorMedix Inc., announced a powerful new partnership in the fight against childhood cancer. With the new partnership agreement, POETIC and CorMedix will work together to develop a promising drug called CRMD-005 as a potential treatment for rare children’s tumours, including neuroblastoma and osteosarcoma.
“When Erik relapsed three years ago with AML, a bone marrow transplant was his only hope for survival. Brent was a perfect match and the stem cells they extracted from his bone marrow saved Erik’s life. We are so filled with gratitude for Brent and his kind, generous heart. We are thrilled to finally find him; it’s like our families have been matched now,” — Erik’s mother Carol Gracia.
On June 7, 2016, the University of Calgary awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree to Christine McIver, our founder and chief executive officer, for her outstanding service to children and families affected by childhood cancer.
In honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a generous donor has agreed to match ANY and ALL donations made in the month of September. We encourage you to go online and donate today. Double your gift, double your impact.
The country cutie has buzzed off her locks in a show of solidarity to her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. Pickler refers to Miller as her sister and decided to undergo the hair buzzing in Nashville alongside Miller.
“To see my young teammate, and someone I was helping along, be so tuned in to the adversities of these incredible children who have battled cancer made me realize that to truly represent Canada, I have to do more than just compete. I believe the true spirit of being an Olympian realizes itself when you leverage your privileged position as a role model to positively impact others, while bringing awareness to important causes like Kids Cancer Care.”