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10% from the sale of each 'cabo' will be donated to the Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Foundation

10% from the sale of each ‘cabo’ will be donated to the Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

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Earlier this month, Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Foundation shared some exciting news with us and the rest of the world:  Results show that the first patient in the cellular immunotherapy Phase I trial to be treated with reprogrammed T-cells from the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research has had a positive response and, at this time, no cancer cells are detected!

While there is much work remaining, this is an important first step in the foundation’s goal to change the ways that childhood cancers are treated and cured.  We are proud to partner with the Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Foundation and thank our glassybaby community for their continued support.

Ben Towne Foundation honors the memory of Ben Towne, who lost his fight with neuroblastoma when he was just three years old.  Ben would have celebrated his eighth birthday last week.  To purchase ‘cabo’, click here.

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10% from the sale of each ‘cabo’ will be donated to
Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

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When Jeff and Carin Towne welcomed their first child, Benjamin Ward, into the world in the summer of 2005, they were overjoyed.  In the preciousness of their new baby lay the hope and wonder and limitless possibilities exemplified in a new life.  Ben grew into a fiercely determined, passionate, loving little boy.  Nothing could have prepared the family for Ben’s diagnosis of stage-4 high risk neuroblastoma shortly after his second birthday.  Ben underwent an intense course of treatment that included chemotherapy, surgery, stem cell transplant, radiation, anti-body therapy and more.  Ben was in remission in July of 2008, only to relapse catastrophically in October.  He died on December 30, 2008.

It’s hard to imagine anything more difficult than losing a child to cancer. Many parents, if faced with these circumstances, would have wanted to leave the realm of cancer and cancer treatment far behind them.  Jeff and Carin chose to channel their heartbreak and loss into something to help others.  They established Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Foundation to fund world-class research that will ultimately change the way childhood cancers are treated.  In the words of Carin Towne, “We will be a voice for pediatric cancer research — a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves.”  I think I know where Ben’s determination, passion and love came from.  Until there is a cure, please join us in the fight to end childhood cancer.  To purchase ‘cabo’, click here.