Curing Kids Cancer presented $150,000 to Prisma Health Midlands Foundation, to benefit the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Midlands. The funds will support Curing Kids Cancer’s $1.2 million endowment at Prisma Health Midlands
The Curing Kids Cancer Endowment will support clinical trials at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital in Columbia. When completed, the endowment will name the Gamecocks Curing Kids Cancer Clinic. Endowment funds will support the complex process of helping families navigate the clinical trials process, enrolling childhood cancer patients in clinical studies, ensuring patient data is accurately collected and enabling the hospital to provide cutting edge treatments for all children being treated in South Carolina.
“Curing Kids Cancer continues to support our mission of providing the best pediatric cancer care to patients in the Midlands. This endowment has allowed us the opportunity to enroll pediatric cancer patients on innovative clinical trials offered through the Children’s Oncology Group,” said Dr. Stuart Cramer, Aflac Medical Director, Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Midlands. “Because of this continued support, we enrolled the highest number of patients since I have been director.”
The Curing Kids Cancer Endowment is driven by Grainne and Clay Owen, who founded Curing Kids Cancer after they lost their son, Killian, to leukemia in 2003. Curing Kids Cancer was established in 2005 to fund the latest in childhood cancer therapies, research and treatment. To date, more than $19 million has been raised by Curing Kids Cancer.