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Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund

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Zach recording "Clouds"

Total Number of Gifts: 6843
Total Value of Gifts: $885,326.42

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Zach's Story

Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma on November 23, 2009, at age 14. Osteosarcoma is a cancer of the bone, with just 400 cases diagnosed in children under age 20 per year in the U.S.

Zach's treatment included a hip replacement, hours of physical therapy, four thoracotomies, several minor surgeries, biopsies, and months of chemo. In May of 2012 they found out the cancer had spread to his pelvis and lungs. WIth only comfort treatments left as options, Zach's diagnosis was terminal. It is with heavy hearts that we share Zach passed away May 20, 2013.

This fund was set up to help kids like Zach. To fund research for better treatments and ultimately a cure for this disease.

What Your Gift Can Do

By making a gift to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, you can help our scientists develop new therapies to treat osteosarcoma. Our team is leading the charge to bring two promising new drugs to osteosarcoma patients: an immune-based therapy and a drug that kills osteosarcoma cells. The fund also supports an effort to map the genetic factors that signal osteosarcoma growth. With your support, we can continue funding discoveries that are revolutionizing the way pediatric cancer is treated worldwide, and helping more children lead happy, healthy lives.

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The Champions for Childhood Cancer Research program is a tool for families to use when friends, family members and coworkers ask “what can we do to help?” It’s a place for families to celebrate and honor the milestones of children who survive their cancer battles, as well as a place to remember those special children who did not survive.

Children’s Cancer Research Fund knows that a family that experiences the diagnosis of cancer or a genetic disease related to cancer needs a lot of support throughout the journey. The one thing they want the most though is a cure for their child and for any child whose family hears that devastating and frightening diagnosis.

Children’s Cancer Research Fund shares that focused goal — to eradicate childhood cancer. We are a national non-profit investing in a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of childhood cancer, the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center. Together, we are accelerating the pace of discoveries — from research lab to patient care — that are revolutionizing the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Children’s Cancer Research Fund also educates the public about childhood cancer and supports quality-of-life programs for pediatric cancer patients and their families as they undergo their cancer treatment.

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