Grants represent CFK’s most ever round of funding

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (July 8, 2021) – CancerFree KIDS (CFK) has announced $1 million in grants will be awarded to fund 19 research studies at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. 

Paxton’s Grill Golf Outing to benefit CancerFree KIDS raised over $85K to help fund the research grants

The announcement of the $1 Million in grants follows closely on the heels of Jill Brinck, Executive Director, CancerFree KIDS receiving a more than $85,000 donation from Paxton’s Grill in Loveland, OH. That amount represents a record total donation resulting from the 16th Annual “Tee Off For A Cure” golf outing to benefit CFK. Likewise, these grants totalling $1 Million represent the largest round of funding CancerFree KIDS has ever announced.  This will continue to advance their mission to find gentler treatments and cures for children with cancer.  

The grants for Cincinnati Children’s will fund research studies of pediatric malignant tumors, leukemia, immune diseases, and malignant medulloblastoma. Funded studies at Nationwide Children’s Hospital include research on pediatric central nervous system tumors, bone cancers, and RNA cancer therapeutics.

Jill Brinck CFK Director

Jill Brinck, Executive Director CancerFree Kids

“Most people don’t know that there are only four FDA-approved drugs specifically to treat children with cancer,” said Brinck. “Pediatric cancer research is critically underfunded, but CancerFree KIDS is trying to help bridge the gap. And our research is making a difference. The research we fund has a direct impact on our community. Without these grants, there is little funding out there dedicated to our tiniest cancer warriors.”

CancerFree KIDS has invested more than $6 million in innovative research to help find cures and gentler treatments since b eing founded right here in Loveland, Ohio in 2002. Funding the innovative research for cures has led directly to helping children better cope with the pains and challenges of living with and fighting cancer through gentler treatments.

This new round of funding dedicates $446,000 in research to Cincinnati Children’s, and $475,000 to Nationwide Children’s. CancerFree KIDS will finalize an additional $79,000 in grants before the end of 2021.

CancerFree KIDS making treatment easier for kids with cancer (FILE PHOTO)

“We have a long-standing relationship with Cincinnati Children’s, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to fund this research at one of the nation’s top pediatric cancer hospitals,” Brinck said. “Cincinnati Children’s is renowned for its commitment to improving outcomes for children with cancer, and CancerFree KIDS is proud to be a partner in that valiant endeavor.” 

CLICK HERE to visit the CFK website and learn more about their mission and efforts to fight childhood cancer.