Support Nurses. Help Kids. Beat Cancer.
Thank you to all of our amazing donors for making the Alex’s Team 2015 Signature Event,
“Spirit Ball” an incredible success.
We hope to see you again next year!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
Did you know a child is diagnosed with cancer every 3 minutes?
Every year, an estimated 263,000 kids under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. That is 720 new kids affected every day! Yet less than 5% of the government’s total funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancers.
However, we are making progress! 5 year survival rates for those with childhood cancers is 84%, compared to 61% in 1975. Join Alex’s Team and the thousands of children and families facing this terrible disease in raising awareness for Childhood Cancer and continuing the fight for a cure. See how you can help by clicking here!
Alex’s Team Foundation Inc. was established in June 2002 in order to perpetuate the essence of the iron will and determination of Alexandra Jane Miliotis, who lost her battle to Leukemia on March 15, 2002 at the age of 16.
The Foundation is a 501c3 not for profit organization supporting educational and respite opportunities for pediatric oncology care.
By supporting the fight to cure childhood cancer, Alex’s Team hopes to give every child a chance to follow a dream.
All proceeds from our fundraising efforts benefit the Foundation’s Fellowship Programs and endowment in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Dr. Loren Walensky of Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Alex’s Team has granted over 40 research fellowships and 12 years of nursing support toward the advancement of pediatric cancer patient care.
By investing in these avenues of direct service, our goal is to raise awareness of childhood cancer and involve the best and brightest in the field to join our efforts to improve patient care and find a cure.
We invite you to support these efforts and join Alex’s Team!