christopher warner via Crowdrise
November 07, 2010
BENEFITING: ARMS WIDE OPEN CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION
There is no known cure for Neuroblastoma, and because it is relatively rare – affecting only approximately 650 children in the United States each year – research funding for this “orphan” cancer and more effective treatments is limited as pharmaceutical companies do not see the efforts as profitable. Only 30% of children diagnosed with this disease will survive, and those that do will face countless health risks due to the toxicity of today’s treatments.
The Sherwoods, recognizing that children should not be viewed as a profit but, rather, our investment, founded Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc., a registered 501(c)3 publicly supported nonprofit organization. Through its efforts, Arms Wide Open raises money for alternative therapies and actual treatments these children desperately need in order to prolong their lives until a cure is found.