Aug 15, 2018 12:35PM
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Mission StatementTo support child-specific research that will lead to life-saving, modern treatments for all types of childhood cancer, paving the road to a cure.
- Corporate partnerships
- Monetary donations
- Program ambassadors
- Silent auction items
- Services donations for events
- Thoughts prayers
- Glow Gold Omaha Sept. 9, 2018
- Glow Gold Honors Night Sept. 23, 2018
- Havoc 5K Run in Columbus Oct. 20, 2018
BackgroundSammy’s Superheroes was founded after then-4-year-old Sammy was diagnosed with cancer and wasn’t responding to protocol treatment. The family dealt with much fear and stress looking for clinical trials, and didn’t want any other families to go through such a horrible ordeal. They started Sammy’s Superheroes to help fund research and to seek out innovative programs that will make a difference for kids with cancer of any type, all over the world.
Brag LinesSammy’s Superheroes has given away over $300,000 to research. For 2017, the organization will be giving away $130,000 to projects that show promise. Sammy’s has pledged $400,000 to Dr. Sue Cohn’s Pediatric Cancer Data Commons project that will allow researchers from all over the world to share research in the hopes to find a cure. Along with research, Sammy’s has outreach and resource programs to comfort families in the hardest times of their lives.
Pay it ForwardGiving to Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation means giving thousands of sick kids a chance to not only beat cancer, but also have a more normal post-treatment life. A majority of the treatments that kids with cancer are subjected to were developed as far back as the 1950s and were designed for adults. Sammy’s Superheroes not only wants a cure, but treatments that won’t affect the development of these little fighters.
Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation
14465 Sprague Court Suite No. 204 Omaha, NE 68116 402-560-1578 sammyssuperheroes.org
The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.