The Hugs for Brady Foundation was able to do something amazing this year, and it is all thanks to you. Hugs for Brady in partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey opened The Hugs for Brady Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Lab at CINJ. This is the institute’s FIRST lab devoted to its Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program.
Dr. Peter Cole, who will run the new research lab, explains that one of the main goals of his laboratory research focuses on reducing the side effects of cancer therapy including a specific emphasis on neurotoxicity. Dr. Cole seeks to determine why side effects are more severe among some children than others as well as to identify strategies to protect against neurotoxicity.
It is very meaningful to know that Brady’s legacy will live on through the research at this lab. With this new gift, Sherrie says, the institute is closer than ever to giving all children what they deserve:
. . . the chance to play, learn from their mistakes, go to prom, attend college, and grow old with the people they love.”
We are so thankful to all of our donors, volunteers, and supporters who have made this historic accomplishment possible. We couldn’t have done it without your support, and we need you now more than ever to continue funding research like this with the hope that one day we can see the eradication of pediatric cancers. Every accomplishment such as The Hugs for Brady Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Lab is another step toward that goal.
Will you help us continue to strive for an end to childhood cancer? Join us in celebrating this achievement by making a tax-deductible gift to Hugs for Brady. No amount is too small, and every gift is truly appreciated. Your contributions help Hugs for Brady make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer each and every day.
Congratulations to all those who worked so diligently to make this lab a reality, and it is our hope that it is only the beginning of many more landmark accomplishments in 2019 and beyond. To learn more, please visit www.hugsforbrady.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.