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Hope


Join us this September as we share stories of courage, hope and inspiration on our social media channels for Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month. We will celebrate our patients and families and our team of over 300 dedicated pediatric healthcare professionals at The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders who are committed to exceptional patient care and to research that will lead to a cure.

PATIENT STORIES

Asher

ASHER

A clinical trial brought Asher’s leukemia diagnosis into remission. Continuous hospital visits have turned into time playing at the park – now, he can continue to be a kid.

Read Asher’s Story
Dorian

DORIAN

When a routine test comes back surprisingly positive, it’s heart-wrenching. In a season of unknowns, Dorian and his family felt embraced by Children’s.

Read Dorian's Story
Ford

FORD

Ford is deemed a “master builder” by his family. His cancer diagnosis didn’t get in the way of his creativity and imagination.

Read Ford’s Story
Kennedi

KENNEDI

Kennedi and Hayli Dahnsaw share a special bond. Not only are they sisters, but Hayli was a match for Kennedi’s bone marrow transplant.

Read Kennedi’s Story
Syndney

SYDNEY

Sydney’s battle with osteosarcoma inspired her to pursue a career of helping others.

Read Sydney’s Story

INSIDE PEDIATRICS ARTICLES

 

BENCH-TO-BEDSIDE: TRANSLATIONAL FOCUS MOVES SICKLE CELL RESEARCH INTO CLINIC FASTER

Jeffrey D. Lebensburger, D.O. and Malgorzata Kasztan, Ph.D. are using transitional research to find better ways to prevent early kidney disease in children with sickle cell disease. Learn more about how this approach is revolutionizing discovery and treatment.


 

CHILDREN’S PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGISTS SPEARHEAD REGISTRY OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER, COVID

Two Children’s pediatric oncologists started the largest registry of children with cancer and COVID-19 in the country. The registry provides invaluable information for healthcare providers grappling with the effects of the virus on their patients. Read more...


 

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS ON A GROWTH SPURT

The Hematology/Oncology Program recently added two additional fellowships for hematology/oncology fellowship graduates who want additional training: one in bone marrow transplantation and one in neuro-oncology. Read more about the program’s growth.


JOIN BE THE MATCH

Be the match logoSave the life of a patient in need of a transplant by joining the Be the Match Registry. As a member of the registry, you’ll be listed as a potential bone marrow donor. If you’re matched with someone in need, you could save a life. 

Want to know how to take the first step to being someone’s cure? Visit join.bethematch.org/ChildrensAL or text “ChildrensAL” to 61474.

 

RACING TO CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER AND BLOOD DISORDERS

racing for children's logoRacing For Children’s began when a group of Birmingham motorsports enthusiasts at Barber Motorsports Park began giving “hot laps” to children in treatment for childhood cancers and blood disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Since then, Racing has evolved into an ongoing platform to raise awareness and funding for The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders support programs and other Children’s of Alabama initiatives.

You can get involved today by making an online donation or creating a team and encourage your friends to fundraise with you! Donations made to the Racing for Children’s Challenge are directed to the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders to help advance research in the fight against pediatric cancer. You can also text CURE to 36413 to donate. Your gift provides hope for the children in our care today and in the future. Together, we can fight the race against childhood cancer and fund a cure.

 

THE CURING CHILDHOOD CANCER SPECIALTY CAR TAG

The Curing Childhood Cancer specialty car tag will celebrate its 16-year anniversary this year and has already raised more than $3,800,000 for cancer research at The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.

 

Ways to Help