There are many ways to get involved.
What we Support (Mission)
Children just like Ezra are diagnosed with neuroblastoma and other solid-mass childhood cancers every day. We seek to fill some of the large gaps in childhood cancer research funding and focus on these solid-mass cancers. Our goal is to raise money to support relevant research and clinical trials with physicians and researchers who can help make a difference in survival today.
We are committed to knowing the neuroblastoma research landscape and specifically funding patient-affecting trials and research. Over 90% of our proceeds go directly to research - and we have no paid staff. You can watch stories of children being treated on the actual trials we're helping to fund at becauseofezra.org/videos.
From 2011-2014 we've chosen to work with two amazing groups. You can visit their sites below.
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Funding a Cure
Because of Ezra maintains close relationships with both physicians and researchers to stay familiar with current approaches to treating neuroblastoma, as well as fostering communication about new lines of research and treatment. We partner specifically with researchers, physicians, and scientists who fit our goal of making a difference in survival today.
Through your help since 2011 we've been able to give over $280,000 to work at the NMTRC and NANT (New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy). We look specifically at doctors and teams who are directly dealing with patient-affecting treatment options for solid-mass childhood cancer.
We've been proud to help fund such studies as the first ever national clinical study approved for all incurable childhood cancers, and a preventative trial for patients with high risk neuroblastoma in remission (over half of kids who beat neuroblastoma relapse - and there is no known cure for relapsed neuroblastoma).
Fundraising and Awareness
We are constantly planning ways to raise awareness. You are able to support the fight by following/sharing us on Twitter and Facebook, volunteering at local events, volunteering to set up your own (let us know first!), or raise awareness by becoming a Because of Ezra Community Agent. You can check out our upcoming events on our blog!
We are always seeking corporate sponsors - if you're interested in sharing our story or raising funds through your business, please get in touch with us - we're grateful!
Because of Ezra, Inc. was founded in January 2011 as a nonprofit corporation registered with the State of Florida. Because of Ezra, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Download our IRS letter of determination (.pdf).