CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds and supportstargeted and innovative children's cancer research with measurableresults, and is the authoritative source of information and resourcesfor all those affected by children's cancer.
If you're a Husker fan, you may remember Team Jack. Thousands of people in Nebraska and around the country bought shirts this fall and now the money's being put to good use.
On Wednesday Jack Hoffman, along with his parents Andy & Brianna Hoffman, joined Executive Director for Uplifting Athletes Scott Shirley and Christine Bork, Chief Development officer for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, in presenting a $275,000 check to pediatric brain cancer researchers at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
The check represents money raised during the 2012 football campaign through Team Jack t-shirt sales, private fundraisers, University student fundraisers, and donations to CureSearch and Uplifting Athletes.
The Team Jack Legacy Fund is committed to helping find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. The family of Jack Hoffman will work closely with the scientific advisory board at CureSearch, along with input from Jack's pediatric neuro-oncology team at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School which includes Dr. Mark Kieran, a world reknown expert on pediatric brain tumors, in selecting pertinent research projects. Dr. Chuck Stiles, Director of Cancer Biology at Harvard Medical School will also be involved in selecting a research project that will provide hope to children suffering from pediatric brain cancer.
Research is needed to improve drug delivery methods, as well as identifying other possible genetic abnormalities in pediatric brain cancer that can be treated with chemically engineered "smart drugs."
The Hoffman family has made a lifetime commitment to helping erradicate the No. 1 cancer cause of death in children.