Emily Whitehead Foundation
The fifth annual Sporting Clays for T-Cells Shoot is pleased to raise funds to benefit the Emily Whitehead Foundation.
Here is just a brief introduction to Emily. We encourage you to go to the foundation’s website at www.emilywhiteheadfoundation.org to learn more about her and the foundation that is named after her.
Seventeen-year old Emily Whitehead is living proof that cancer research can save lives. Emily was just five years old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Although ALL is commonly regarded as a highly curable form of blood cancer and considered the “good leukemia” to have, Emily suffered a series of setbacks and relapses which dropped her chances of survival to less than 30%. Despite a dismal prognosis, Emily was able to beat the odds by participating in an experimental clinical trial at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Thanks to the life-saving cancer research being done at CHOP, today Emily is cancer-free, healthy and happy teenager..
Grateful for the research that saved Emily’s life; her family has started a foundation; The Emily Whitehead Foundation, to raise awareness and vital funds for pediatric cancer research. Emily’s story has generated world-wide attention with stories on Emily appearing in the New York Times, Forbes, PARENTS Magazine, The Doctors show, HBO, PBS and Stand Up To Cancer. She has even met President Obama who read her story. They hope this attention will lead to increased funding for pediatric cancer and ultimately a cure. In 2020, the Whitehead family released their book, “Praying for Emily: The Faith, Science and Miracles that Saved our Daughter” that recaps Emily's amazing story. In addition, a full-length documentary about Emily and her treatment was released nationally in 2022.
The Sporting Clays for T-Cells Shoot is proud to team up with the Emily Whitehead Foundation. All proceeds will go towards funding some of the most brilliant young pediatric cancer researchers in this country who are using the treatment used on Emily to treat many other types of cancer in both children and adults.
Any questions can be emailed to the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org