At age 3 months, Greta was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant, which was successful but led to complications. Three months later, Greta relapsed, and her parents, who live in Portland, found a Stand Up To Cancer – St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team clinical trial at Seattle Children’s that was accepting babies.
Be Bold, Be Bald! is an annual event that raises money and awareness for the fight against cancer. Money from this year's Be Bold, Be Bald! will benefit Crush Kids' Cancer (CKC), a fundraising guild for Seattle Children's.
At 2, Erin Cross was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and her one chance at a miracle came in the form of a cancer treatment trial at Seattle Children’s Hospital: a new form of T cell immunotherapy — one that if successful, held the promise of saving countless other young lives.
Experts from several health systems have launched CureWorks, a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of immunotherapies for children with cancer. Participating institutions include Seattle Children’s, Children’s National Health System, BC Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.