In 2012, Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation granted nearly $1.5 million dollars in direct funding to those organizations providing the very best in research, treatment and patient support programs in the field of pediatric cancer.
Bringing Cancer Care to Rwanda, Africa - $ 534,674
The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has made a 3-year commitment of $1.5 million to facilitate cancer care in Rwanda. In collaboration with Partners In Health and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and through the development of a Comprehensive Cancer Program, children with cancer living in Africa’s most densely populated region will begin to receive increased access to treatment. This includes prevention, diagnosis, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and follow-up care.
Riley Hospital for Children – $300,000
Funding disbursed equates the fourth installment of a $1.5 million pledge to establish The Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at Riley Hospital for Children. The establishment of this fund provides for immediate research needs and an endowment to ensure ongoing pediatric cancer research at Riley Hospital for Children. Funding for leading clinical research trials evaluates the usefulness of the most promising therapies by performing laboratory investigations to uncover breakthrough cancer therapies.
Hendrick Marrow Program: Be The Match $ 176,003
The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation continued its support of Be the Match Registry by providing funding for a study that will address the limitations in the current knowledge and provide the foundation for future investigation of long-term survivors of childhood allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). The number continues to increase due to advances in transplant science, the availability of donors and alternative stem cell sources, improved supportive care and growing number of indications for transplant. The information generated by this study will help providers better educate survivors and will serve as a catalyst for the next step, which to identify genetic and other factors that predispose pediatric transplant patients to late cardiac effects. This work is a significant step towards achieving the goal of prevention and intervention at early time points that the effects of late CV complications can be mitigated.
Children's Oncology Group - $187,740
The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation continued its support of the Children's Oncology Group through the EveryChild Initiative. The initiative will result in an increase in the volume of clinical research data being submitted to the COG. Moreover, this data will need to be increasingly linked with COG's biobank located at Nationwide Chidlren's Hospital in Columbus, OH and be accessible to researchers undertaking approved- omic (genomic, protemic, metabolic, etc) research projects using patient biospecimens and clinical data.
Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital – $56,000
Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation has help to fund an on-site playground for patients, siblings, and family members to use in conjunction with the existing Child Life Program. The proposed playground would be located adjacent to Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital. It will be available and accessible to JCGH families only and will be monitored by the hospitals Child Life Department.
Flashes of Hope - $10,000
The Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation supports the Flashes of Hope program which is dedicated to creating uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and raising money for pediatric cancer research. Families of children photographed receive a generous portrait package free of charge. Families in the North Carolina Triangle will directly benefit from this grant.
2012 Competitive Grant Program Recipients: Distributed and funded by the Promise Circle of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation
Camp Care $15,000
Provides a free, week long overnight camp for children with cancer and a sibling in the Charlotte-Metrolina Area.
Me Fine $15,000
Provide immediate necessary and effective resources for caregivers with children diagnosed with cancer and being treated at Duke & UNC Children’s Hospital.
The Cure Starts Now Foundation $15,000
Program provides each child with a monkey kit which includes a big stuffed monkey that takes their place in school when the child is unable to be there. The kits include the monkey with a backpack, a book to help teachers explain to students the situation their classmate is facing and how it affects them, teach companion guide, along with other items that can be utilized by the child and/or their classmates.
Children’s Cancer Research Fund $8,000
Care Partners is a volunteer-driven, quality of life program that provides non-medical support to families like yours and patients being treated for pediatric blood and marrow transplantation, pediatric cancer and blood diseases.
Community Cancer Education, Inc $9,000
Program provides patients immediate financial assistance for incidental expenses related to active cancer treatments. This allows the patient to put their focus where it belongs – on beating the disease. Funds will be restricted to childhood cancer patients.
Children’s Hospital $2,000
Regional Program will provide clinical care and health education, conduct some hypothesis driven research on late-effect health problems, and promote advocacy for pediatric oncology survivors treated with conventional chemotherapies.