Published May 15, 2012
Chase after a Cure’s donation came from funds raised throughout the year, including proceeds from the organization’s gala.
“Our goal is to understand the tumor better, to develop new treatments for it and to reduce side effects for those kids,” said Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka, assistant head to the pediatric oncology department at MUSC Children’s Hospital. “Our ultimate goal is to find a cure and to improve survival for all those kids.”
Chase After a Cure was founded by Whitney Ringler in 2009 after Ringler’s son Chase was diagnosed with a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. The nonprofit was established to combat disparities in childhood cancer research funding and increase awareness of the leading disease killer of children.