I couldn’t be happier to share the great news that we raised $32.2 million dollars for Texas Children’s Cancer Center this past Saturday night at a disco-themed benefit.
A little over 32 years ago, my parents learned their baby girl was born with the congenital heart defect Transposition of the Great Arteries. This meant the main arteries in my heart were switched and there was a hole in my heart.
Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumor in childhood and accounts for approximately 8% of childhood cancers. Neuroblastoma tumors arise from tissues in the autonomic nervous system in the body, which controls body functions like movement of food within the intestines, sweating and blood pressure, among others. Neuroblastoma tumors can be found next to the spinal cord and in the adrenal glands above the kidneys, which are parts of the autonomic nervous system.
Women who are pregnant with twins have a unique set of health concerns and need to follow a different pregnancy path than women pregnant with one baby.
Some of you may not know that our global health initiatives also address pediatric cancer.
Check out this video about how the Global Health Corps Cancer Program is helping kids with cancer in Africa.