Annette and the Carson Leslie Foundation Host the Golden Toast

Annette Leslie is a mom who has been through the harrowing experience of losing her son to medulloblastoma in 2010. His extraordinary life and character inspired the Carson Leslie Foundation’s inception that same year, in Dallas Texas, and launched her into a world of advocacy for children with cancer, pediatric …

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“Talking Advocacy” with Danielle Leach

Today’s guest, Danielle Leach, gives the childhood cancer community helpful information about advocacy, being a parent of a child with cancer, bereavement, experience with the non-profit health industry, and more practical advice for parents. There are many ways to advocate; you don’t have to go to Washington and talk to …

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Virtual Running Event Benefits Pediatric Cancer Research and offers Global Support for the 2017 National DIPG Awareness Resolution

From anywhere in the world, all are welcome to participate in the “Virtual Relay for Jack” event, supporting a research project for DIPG, the leading cause of death in children with brain cancer.  The event also provides a rallying point for the groundbreaking National DIPG Awareness Resolution which addresses the …

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CureSearch CEO Laura Thrall

CCTR interviews Laura Thrall, CEO of CureSearch since 2012, with five years of refining purpose, innovation, and efficiency in the medical research industry to benefit pediatric cancer research funding. The primary goal and measure of the success of any new policy should be evident in patient care, access, and improved …

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Regional Cancer Moonshot Summit Report

Cancer Moonshot Summit Report—Regional, Jack’s Angels Foundation, Santa Clarita, CA SCVTV Around Town Report On June 29, 2016, we were a group of 17 convening at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita for one of the few Southern California Regional Moonshot Summits, from a diversity of backgrounds and experience with …

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Live from cc-TDI Pediatric Cancer Nanocourse 2016

Live from the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, CCTR interviews 4 participants of the 2016 Pediatric Cancer Nanocourse, an introduction to the scientific research process and an opportunity to build a network of informed and empowered advocates who can drive the cure of rare cancers. cc-TDI has for its mission …

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3-3 CCTR Presents Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation

Peter Brown and Victoria Sardi-Brown tell the story of how their foundation began in 2009 after the death of their precious boy Mattie, 7, who had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Mattie Miracle Foundation has a powerful advocacy mission emphasizing the need for psychosocial standards of care for children with cancer …

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Congressman Knight Celebrated as “Hero for Children with Cancer”

Congressman Knight Attends Santa Clarita Event 2/13 Celebrating HRes586, Chad and Jack’s DIPG Resolution “More still needs to be done for our kids; while I was hopeful of Moonshot, I also noticed that it continues to marginalize childhood cancer, where it should be front and center of the Initiative,” said …

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Letter to the President

December 25, 2014 Dear President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Please accept my deepest thanks for your replies to my letter last summer about D.I.P.G. (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma), and the darkness of the experience that so many families have endured, and continue to face each day.  I consider …

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Definition of Terms-a Journey in Awareness

A Journey in Awareness Everything changed after October 28, 2011 when my son Jack was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or “DIPG”, a pediatric brainstem tumor with no survivors.  Though I lost my precious 3 year old boy to this practically unknown monster, I knew at the time that …

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