2014 Annual Campaign.. We need your help

 

Dear Friends,

As we look back on 2014, we are excited to share with you what is happening at tay-bandz.

Our goal has been and always will be to help children with cancer by funding cutting edge research that can impact their lives now, not years and miles of bureaucratic red tape from now. Our website continues to be a source of support and information to families in battle and our all-volunteer board ensures minimal foundation overhead.

Over the past year, we have witnessed tremendous clinical progress at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital at Columbia University and the National Institutes of Health. Research funded by tay-bandz at these institutions includes genetic sequencing; cell bank development; customizing treatment to a child’s individual tumor; and antibody development. Genetic mutations and medications to block them have been identified resulting in customized treatments that target the precise characteristics of a child’s tumor. Children who have benefited from tay-bandz funded research are living longer, healthier lives.

Also this year, tay-bandz joined the National Coalition Against Cancer, an umbrella organization of pediatric cancer foundations that seeks legislative change in cancer public policy. We are striving to streamline research and development at the pharmaceutical companies; to streamline approval processes at the FDA; and to increase government funding to pediatric cancer research.

We will never stop pushing the boundaries of conventional therapies, dated public policy, and the logjams that keep good drugs in the lab and out of the clinic. All our children deserve a bright and healthy future.

With deepest thanks for your support in the past, we ask you to renew your commitment to tay-bandz with a tax-deductible gift of any size.  With your continued support, we can fund research that will change the lives of sick children and their families when they need it. Now.

With warmest wishes for a happy and healthy 2015,

All those at tay-bandz

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