Announcing the Innovative Translational Research Award!
AeroPress has been innovating since 1984, so it’s a natural fit for us to partner with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a charity dedicated to raising money for groundbreaking research to advance novel, less toxic treatments for childhood cancer. The Innovative Translational Research Award, fully funded by AeroPress, Inc., will grant up to $100,000 to a young researcher studying promising new treatments for children who are fighting cancer.
About the Award Applicants
Applications for the Innovative Translational Research Award must meet stringent criteria for consideration, and young investigators from seven world-class children's cancer centers across the United States have been invited to apply. The winner of this grant will be announced in December 2020, so be sure to check back here!
By the Numbers: Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
Today, Cookies for Kids' Cancer has funded nearly 100 research grants totaling $16 million that have led to 23 promising new treatments and clinical trials. Volunteers have held over 12,500 fundraising events across the US and in 17 countries worldwide!
History of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
When 2-year old Liam Witt was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2007, his parents Gretchen and Larry Witt were shocked to learn of the lack of effective treatments for pediatric cancers due to lack of funding. They were even more shocked to learn that it’s the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. and that two out of three kids who receive cancer treatments have long-term debilitating side effects. They pledged to support the funding of research for safer, more effective treatments for children battling cancer. With the help of 250 volunteers, Gretchen and Larry baked and sold 96,000 cookies, raising more than $420,000 for childhood cancer research. Word spread, and people nationwide began asking, “How can I help?”