About The Press On Fund

In 2006, Stephen and Erin Chance formed Press On after their son Patrick was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma (NB) at just three years old. Its original mission was to invest in less toxic, more effective therapies for high risk NB. Since then, they have been joined by the Simkins Family, whose middle son Brennan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2009, and the Crawford Family, whose daughter Hallie was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in 2011. This team of three families is working towards our expanded mission: IDENTIFY feasible and groundbreaking alternative therapies for childhood cancers and INVEST monies raised in a manner that supports the science and infrastructure needed to CURE childhood cancer within our lifetime.

Two full classrooms of kids are diagnosed with cancer every day. While doctors and researchers have made strides in the battle against so many types of adult cancer, the lack of funding and awareness for our children has led to an insignificant improvement in survival rates for many pediatric cancers. As a result, cancer continues to be the number one disease killer of American children, more than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and pediatric AIDS combined. We need your continued help to raise more funds and more awareness. Every day, new protocols in hospitals across the country stand to break the gridlock. Press On’s mission is to seek out and support innovative research at these institutions.

With the support of Press On’s Medical Advisory Team the three families are able to both find and investigate new research proposals on a regular basis. As of late 2016, Press on has raised over $3.5mm for cancer research. In just the last few years, Press On has initiated $5.4mm in total investment, which includes $2.8m from the Press On Fund and $2.6m from partner organizations including The Band of Parents, Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, Brooke’s Blossoming Hope for Childhood Cancer Foundation, I Back Jack Foundation, Isabella Santos Foundation, Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research, and Zev’s Fund.

As a donor to Press On, 100% of your contribution is an investment toward a cure. We are a field of interest fund of the Community Foundation for the CSRA; we have no rent to pay, no CEO, just a will to win. Like the Olympic marathon runner, we are equipped with the bare essentials. Anything more is a hindrance. Join the race. Be a participant. And whatever you play, Play for Press On.

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