Non-Profit Spotlight: Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund
Zach Sobiech 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.
Learn more and donate here.