Childhood cancer is the #1 disease-related cause of death for children in the United States and many other countries. For those who survive, two-thirds will also endure chronic health conditions from the toxic side effects of cancer treatment, including secondary cancers and other life-threatening illnesses.

The path to a cure starts with you.

Your gift of $25 can provide microscope analysis of neuroblastoma cells for one set of experiments, to determine cellular characteristics of aggressive tumor cells.

Your gift of $50 can provide our research technologist with the reagents necessary to test neuroblastoma cells for specific genes that are unique to these tumors, identifying genes that we can target with future therapies.

Your gift of $100 can purchase the materials needed to keep our precious drug-resistant neuroblastoma cells alive for a week -- cells which took over a year to create.

Your gift of $250 can enable the identification of proteins in 10 neuroblastoma samples for understanding disease progression. This will allow us to target these proteins so we can develop better chemotherapy agents for children who would otherwise die from aggressive neuroblastoma.

Your gift of $500 can sponsors one of our two outstanding summer students for one week, fostering a desire in these students to pursue a research career so that they may continue the fight to prevent children from dying from neuroblastoma.

Your gift of $1000 can help us recruit a new post-doctoral fellow to bring new insight and energy into the lab. Our goal with this new addition will be to start another project so that we can investigate more avenues to find new treatments for neuroblastoma patients.

Your gift of $5000 can support the entire cost of the lab for one week. With this level of support, we would like to offer you a tour of the lab to show you firsthand how your donation is an integral part of our laboratory team.