Meet Mia

September 15, 2020

Like many 4-year olds, Mia enjoys Barbies, princesses, Roblox, and playing with her brothers. Also, like many her age during this challenging time, Mia is starting virtual Pre-K this fall. However, unlike her peers, Mia is undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), after being diagnosed in July 2019. Battling cancer during COVID-19 means that […]

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Tackle Kids Cancer: 5 Years of Making an Impact

August 31, 2020

Five years ago, we began our mission. With only 4% of the national cancer research budget allocated to pediatric cancer, and only three new cancer drugs developed for children in the past twenty years, the team at Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Cancer Institute recognized the need for a philanthropic program to help increase funding for […]

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It is hard not to smile when you meet Addison

It is hard not to smile when you meet Addison

May 30, 2018

Her sunny disposition lights up the whole room. She’s so happy, it is easy to forget her room is on the children’s oncology floor. Addison is a two year old with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing form of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Born with Down Syndrome, Addison’s mom, Kristy, always knew […]

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