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Tony Sammut Investments
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Jim & Karen Fanoe
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Key For A Cure Partners
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Become A Sponsor for our September 14th Event
For children, cancer can be especially heartbreaking and despite advances in how childhood cancer is treated, the reality is 1 in 5 children will not survive cancer.
The Key for A Cure Foundation based in Monterey, CA., was formed in 2015 with a commitment to fund innovative pediatric cancer research. This purpose led to a unique collaboration with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to fund a less-toxic immunotherapy treatment.
Our community has enabled us to raise over $520,000 towards this ground-breaking research and $20,000 has gone directly to our neighborhood children diagnosed with cancer who need services like in-home medical care, rides to and from medical appointments and delivery of nutritious meals.
The Key for a Cure gala will be held on September 14th, 2019, at Corral de Tierra Country Club. Enclosed is some information describing our “A Million Dreams Gala” and various sponsorship levels. We invite you to help us find a cure for cancer.
Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Together we can make a difference in our community and put an end to cancer.
A Letter from a St. Jude Mom
Parents never imagine needing a children’s cancer hospital, especially one located thousands of miles away from their home. Thankfully, my Monterey County residency did not prevent our access to the world-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Initially, my thoughts were having a child born with cancer was the worst thing that could happen to me, but my list of “worsts” rapidly grew when all local cancer treatment options failed Matthew. My son had joined the ranks of many children, who due to the lack of pediatric cancer research, are left without any viable cancer treatment. This meant sending my boy home on hospice at the tender age of 1 and leaving him without the hope of a future.
That was when doctors and researchers from St. Jude Children’s introduced us to what I call the “Danny Thomas” way: He did not just build a hospital but a culture that includes massive collaborations stimulated by daring medical research.
This exact research has contributed to the many advances made towards finding a cure for this ugly disease that affects people of all ages but a substantial amount of these cured children suffer lifelong side effects from their cancer therapy, some that are life-threatening.
This “life-threatening” category is another one my Matthew fell into and it’s the part of the child’s cancer story that Key for a Cure foundation was created to change.
In 2015, a collaboration between Key for a Cure and St. Jude formed that is bringing forth a high-tech immunotherapy protocol using engineered T-cells. There have been great advances in immunotherapy research within the last five years that have shown immeasurable promise in treating many different forms of cancers as well as other autoimmune diseases.
With your support of this crucial research, we can help bring this protocol to clinical trials, giving children like Matthew a cure for cancer and mothers like me an opportunity to watch their child grow.
Together we can be a part of the Danny Thomas Way founded on the words that “No child shall die in the dawn of life.”
With much gratitude,