Today on Give Back Tuesday we were joined by Ellen Flannery, the Founder of CancerFree KIDS!
The mission of CancerFree KIDS is to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising research that might otherwise go unfunded.
Pediatric cancer has affected the Flannery family directly, their baby daughter was diagnosed with cancer in both of her eyes at 5 months of age. Today, thanks to cancer research, that baby is a healthy college student and living life to her fullest :).
CancerFree KIDS funds innovative research that has the promise of gentler treatments and cures for children with cancer. They know that seed money for novel ideas is critical, and yet it is the most difficult type of funding to get. Potentially game-changing ideas often go untried due to lack of funding.