A brand new partnership between the Emily Whitehead Foundation and Phacilitate
PHILIPSBURG, PA. (Nov. 27, 2018) - In an effort to bring more awareness to paediatric cancer immunotherapy research, the Emily Whitehead Foundation and London-based Phacilitate are joining together to hold a one-of-a-kind fundraising event in Miami, Florida on January 24, 2019. The exclusive event will take place at the Phacilitate Leaders World iconic yacht party, and will attract international immuno-oncology and cell and gene therapy industry leaders.
“We are pleased to support the Emily Whitehead Foundation, a prominent leader in pediatric cancer immunotherapy research. We hope that in doing so, more awareness will be brought to the cause,” said Michael Adeniya, Director of Advanced Therapies at Phacilitate.
“It is an honour to have Phacilitate recognise the Emily Whitehead Foundation as a leading foundation for paediatric cancer immunotherapy,” says Tom Whitehead, co-founder of the Emily Whitehead Foundation. “We hope this fundraiser is just the start to our collaboration with the Phacilitate team, as well as the mark of a new chapter for EWF as an internationally recognised paediatric cancer foundation.”
Since being launched in 2015, the Emily Whitehead Foundation has been committed to increasing awareness for and supporting further research and development of pediatric cancer immunotherapy treatments. To date, the Emily Whitehead Foundation has raised over $1 million and funded several grants for advanced CAR-T cell therapy research.
“The money that gets raised by the Emily Whitehead Foundation goes where the donors expect it to—to help further the development of cancer treatments that are less toxic and have less long-term, negative side effects,” says Whitehead. “Our goal for this fundraiser is, as it always is, to raise funds for more research. We want to help make it possible for kids all over the world to have access to life-saving immunotherapy treatments.”
The Emily Whitehead Foundation will receive $50 of every ticket sold to the yacht fundraiser. In addition, attendees will have opportunities to donate and participate in a silent auction on board.
Find more information on the Emily Whitehead Foundation yacht fundraiser and tickets here.
About the Emily Whitehead Foundation
The Emily Whitehead Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organisation that raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Emily Whitehead is a three-time cancer survivor and was the first child in the world to receive CAR-T cell therapy, a form of immunotherapy. Emily is now six years cancer-free. Since 2015, the Emily Whitehead Foundation has supported research funding to develop innovative and less toxic treatments, such as immunotherapy, for paediatric cancer patients. For more information, visit www.EmilyWhiteheadFoundation.org.