The Davis Family Foundation Donates $25,000 to CureSearch for Children's Cancer


For Immediate Release:
November 1, 2012
 
Contact:
Shelby Gosnell
Shelby.Gosnell@CureSearch.org
240-235-2205

Bethesda, MD - The Davis Family Foundation (DFF) and CureSearch for Children's Cancer are teaming up to raise awareness for children's cancer. Together, they will work to fund lifesaving research and clinical trials in hospitals across the country. The Davis Family Foundation strongly believes that every moment and dollar spent towards helping a child is essential.  CureSearch, a national non-profit, is dedicated to funding and supporting children's cancer research and providing information and resources to all those affected by children's cancer.

The Davis Family Foundation is the result of a lifelong interest that Andrew and Florinda Davis have had in helping children. The Foundation is a memorial to the life's work of Andrew's parents and grandparents. During 2012, DFF has funded grants of over $125,000 for children's programs including CureSearch. "The Davis Family Foundation is devoted to helping children around the United States to live healthy, sustainable, and impactful lives.  We have chosen to fund CureSearch based on the team's devotion to curing childhood cancer and helping families understand their best care options," says DFF founder, Andrew Davis.  

The generous donation of $25,000 will help CureSearch continue to fund research through the CureSearch Investigational Research Initiative, which was created to advance children's cancer research by investing in transformational science aimed at delivering the next generation of treatments, as well as National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials at hospitals across the country.

 "While the overall survival rate for children's cancer has increased from 10 to 80 percent, for many types of children's cancer the survival rate is much less," said Laura Thrall, President and CEO of CureSearch. "We thank The Davis Family Foundation for their support and dedication to ensure that one day no child is diagnosed with cancer."

Although progress has been made, cancer remains the number one cause of death by disease in children and of the more than 13,500 children diagnosed each year, one in five loses his or her battle to cancer and three out of five who survive cancer suffer devastating, long-term side effects. Because of support from organizations like the Davis Family Foundation, CureSearch is able to work to ensure that every child is guaranteed a cancer free future.


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ABOUT CURESEARCH
CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support children's cancer research and provide information and resources to all those affected by children's cancer.  CureSearch raises funds for promising research conducted at more than 180 hospitals in the United States, participating in National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials conducted by the Children's Oncology Group.  Through the CureSearch Investigational Research Initiative, CureSearch also funds basic and translational research that offers the greatest potential to design treatments and improve outcomes for children with difficult-to-treat cancers. Visit www.CureSearch.org for more information.

ABOUT THE DAVIS FAMILY FOUNDATION
The Davis Family Foundation is the result of a lifelong interest that Andrew and Florinda Davis have had in helping children. The Foundation was started in 2012 and is focused on improving the lives of children – especially around Redmond Washington (the Eastside of Seattle), where disadvantaged children tend to be overlooked. The Davis Family Foundation works closely with organizations focused on self-sufficiency and cancer care to make a difference in our own backyard. The Foundation believes that every dollar, every opportunity to volunteer and every moment counts when you are bettering the life of a child. Visit DavisFund.org for more information.

 

Christine Bork
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