Beat Childhood Cancer
Beat Childhood Cancer is a parent-founded and parent-led nonprofit focused on beating childhood cancer. They've helped build an international consortium of nearly 50 children's hospitals and research institutions, to design and rapidly enroll kids on bold clinical trials, creating options.
Among other treatments, Beat Childhood Cancer is driving clinical trials for the drug DFMO. Our hope is that DFMO stops kids from relapsing - a huge win - since relapsed neuroblastoma cases historically have a very poor prognosis. Love Your Melon supported Beat Childhood Cancer in 2019 under their previous name of Beat Nb with a gift of $60,000 to cover the cost of the drug through the first round of clinical trials.
This year, Love Your Melon is proud to support Beat Childhood Cancer through their second round of clinical trials with a gift of $250,000 to cover the cost of the drug for 50 kids battling neuroblastoma. Beat Childhood Cancer hopes to get the drug approved in 2021, so that this treatment can be made available to all kids battling neuroblastoma. Proceeds from the drug will go back into funding research through the Beat Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Years Given: 2018, 2019