Elaine Ball

The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund

Fundraising for The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund
£34,655
raised of £200,000 target
by 23 supporters
Elaine Ball's Fundraising Page, 21 November 2007
We support children diagnosed with cancer to relieve suffering by providing holidays

Story

Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor that mainly affects young children and can be very difficult to treat successfully. Although a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery can help patients with advanced disease achieve remission, many patients experience a relapse of their disease. Because of this outcome, as well as the side effects associated with treatment, doctors are continually pursuing new, more effective and safer therapies.

Vaccines and other immunology-based treatments are being studied in clinical trials and they hold great promise for the control of neuroblastoma recurrence. Cancer immunotherapy is based on the idea that the immune system can be trained to attack tumors.

Please help us to translate laboratory findings into effective clinical applications and enable children to have the best treatment here in the UK.
 
So far we have used £ 28,000 of this money to support the organisation SIOPEN -  International Society of Paediatric Oncology European Neuroblastoma Research Network

About the charity

The object of the charity is to relieve sickness and distress among children suffering from cancer and their families. The trustees do this in any way that will be beneficial to the sick child & family. This is usually in the form of free holidays taken in one of the charity's properties on the coast in Hampshire. It also provides play/medical equipment for hospitals/individuals, organises special treats, raises awareness of childhood cancer & donates funds for UK neuroblastoma research

Donation summary

Total raised
£34,654.47
+ £254.94 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,275.00
Offline donations
£33,379.47

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