Below are just a few of our accomplishments and affiliations:
- September 2016 – AWOCCF hosts its 6th Annual Shave for a Cure Event on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
- September 2013 – AWOCCF hosts CureFest in Washington, DC. Attendance at the 2016 was the largest since CureFest began in 2011.
- June 2016 – The Truth 365 wins its 7th Emmy in 4 years. This Emmy was for the Public Service Announcement “Get Wind of This.”
- April 2016 – The Truth 365 co-funds nine research grants through A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program totaling $440,000.
- March 2016 – A Truth 365 video featuring cancer survivor and amputee Gabi Shull goes viral and is viewed more than 400 million times on Facebook, YouTube and several national and international websites and blogs.
- December 2015 – AWOCCF grants $60,000 for Research Fellow, Benjamin Farber, for year one of two, to aid in the study of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, NYC.
- December 2015 – AWOCCF grants $240,000 of their $500,000 commitment to MSKCC for the Manufacture and Testing of Humanized 3f8 and Subsequent Research for Phase II Clinical Trials for Neuroblastoma, Osteosarcoma and Other Pediatric Solid Tumors.
- October 2015 – AWOCCF grants $50,000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s MATCH-NB Trial.
- October 2015 – AWOCCF hosts its 6th Annual Shave for a Cure Event on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as well as at the Rose Bank Winery in Newtown, PA.
October 2015 – AWOCCF hosts its 5th Annual Shave for a Cure Event on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
October 2015 – AWOCCF hosts the 2nd Annual Hope & Healing Bereavement Retreat Weekend for families at Skytop Lodge, Skytop, PA.
- April 2015 – The Truth 365 co-funds twelve research grants through A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program totaling $600,000.
December 2014 – AWOCCF and The Truth 365 host the first ever Childhood Cancer Research Rally at the National Institutes of Health
- December 2014 – World Subaru in Tinton Falls NJ chooses AWOCCF as their local charity for their annual Share the Love Event
- November 2014 – CNN’s Lisa Ling becomes The Truth 365’s first celebrity National Spokesperson
October 2014 – AWOCCF hosts its 4th Annual Shave for a Cure Event on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
October 2014 – AWOCCF hosts the inaugural Hope & Healing Bereavement Retreat Weekend for 12 families at Skytop Lodge, Skytop, PA
- September 2014 – AWOCCF hosts the 2nd Annual Curefest for Childhood Cancer in Washington, DC with over 100 foundations attending and over 1,500 participants.
July 2014 – AWOCCF partners with Waste Management (Greater Mid-Atlantic Region) to raise childhood cancer awareness
- July 2014 – AWOCCF partners with Band of Parents to grant $400,000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s MATCH-NB Trial
- July 2014 – AWOCCF partners with Band of Parents to fully fund Phase I Study of Haploidentical Natural Killer Cells Plus Humanized 3f8 for $700,000 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
- July 2014 – AWOCCF grants $10,000 to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital for DIPG research
- June 2014 – The Truth 365 wins three Emmy Awards for its Phase II short films
- June 2014- AWOCCF grants $80,000 toward Bi-Specific Antibody Therapy at MSKCC
- June 2014 – The Truth 365 launches A Million Books for Hope Fundraiser – www.amillionbooksforhope.org
- May 2014 – Arms Wide Open partners with The Rally Foundation through The Truth 365 to fund six pediatric cancer research grants in hospitals across the country, totaling $275,000.
- May 2014 – AWOCCF & The Truth 365 sponsor a unique grassroots project called My Truth in 365, a virtual journaling project that tells the stories of those impacted by childhood cancer.
- May 2014 – AWOCCF sponsors their 4th Annual Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer, New Jersey with all proceeds to benefit pediatric cancer research at MSKCC.
- April 2014 – AWOCCF sponsors a spa day at Tribeca Med Spa for female caregivers of children with cancer who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House, NYC
- April 2014 – After our film, “A National Priority” catches the attention of Congress and the Senate, President Obama signs the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act into law on April 3, 2014.
- March 2014 – AWOCCF launches Hope and Healing, a retreat weekend for bereaved families
- November 2013 – AWOCCF partners with Band of Parents to fully fund the first in-human imaging of neuroblastoma and paraganglioma, MFBG, at MSKCC for $40,000.
- November 2013 – AWOCCF becomes a founding member of Coalition Against Childhood Cancer
- September 2013 – AWOCCF hosts CureFest in Washington, DC – www.curefestdc.org
- August 2013 – AWOCCF introduces Dancers vs. Cancer, a unique and artistic childhood cancer campaign featuring young dancers from around the country. The goal of Dancers vs. Cancer is to increase awareness of childhood cancer through the art of dance.
- July 2013 – Arms Wide Open partners with Journey 4 a Cure, The Rally Foundation and Frankie’s Mission for Phase II of The Truth 365.
- July 2013 – TIME Magazine runs full-page ad for AWOCCF’s The Truth 365. TIME contacted AWOCCF and offered to run the ad as a public service announcement. TIME has an international audience of over 25 million readers.
- July 2013 – The Truth 365: Phase II: Building on the success of the first documentary, AWOCCF is producing several shorter films with very focused messages and specific calls-to-action. The first version will be released in September 2013.
- June 2013 – The Truth 365 wins 3 Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The AWOCCF initiative won for Documentary, Director and Editor. The prestigious industry recognition helps bring much needed attention to childhood cancer.
- May 2013 – AWOCCF partners with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to launch “First Steps Toward Healing: A Webinar Series.” This monthly interactive webinar series will provide support for caregivers, children and siblings. The first webinar will in September 2013 and will address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Growth as it relates to childhood cancer.
- May 2013 – AWOCCF funds Pediatric Oncology Profiling Program (POPP) entitled “Molecular Guided Therapy Program for Pediatric Cancers.” Led by Dr. Giselle Sholler of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, the POPP program is one of the first children’s programs with the capability of profiling the tumors of every child diagnosed or relapsed. AWOCCF’s investment of $60,000 is already helping 10 children who have enrolled in the trial.
- May 2013 – Crazy Hair Day for Kids Cancer is AWOCCF’s latest awareness-building and fundraising campaign. This no-frills fundraiser was launched in May and is open for public and private schools. To participate, children bring in a small donation and are permitted to wear their hair in a crazy style. So far 15 schools have agreed to host Crazy Hair Day in the fall of 2013. Our goal is grow this into a national fundraiser.
- April 2013 – AWOCCF hosted Roll for The Gold, a childhood cancer awareness event in Washington, DC on April 1. This was a childhood cancer awareness event that was held across the street from the White House during the President’s traditional Easter Egg Roll. Approximately 10 other childhood cancer organizations participated in this inaugural event by and for the pediatric cancer community. The event received positive news coverage by television and radio stations.
- February 2013 – AWOCCF funds new radioiodinated Hu3f8 antibody trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering. AWOCCF teamed with the I Back Jack Foundation to provide $130,000 for this promising new trial. Under the guidance of Dr. Shakeel Modak, this project will investigate radioiodinated Hu3f8 antibody and aid doctors in utilizing the antibody to maximum effectiveness in future trials and treatment protocols for children with solid tumors. There are currently 30 children enrolled in the trial.
- December 2012 – Arms Wide Open heightens the level of childhood cancer awareness in NYC with their window display at 10 Rockefeller Center, New York, New York
- December 2012 – AWOCCF West Coast Chapter holds a Toy and Gift Card Drive to benefit the children at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, CA.
- November 2012 – Arms Wide Open and I BACK JACK commit $130,000 to fully fund the two-year PET Imaging of Solid Tumors using 124I-Humanized 3F8 Pilot Study for 30 childhood cancer patients at MSKCC – NYC.
- May 2012 – AWOCCF West Coast Chapter caters Mother’s Day Lunch and Gift Bags to inpatient families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, CA
- March 2012 – November 2012 Arms Wide Open teams up with Mike Gillette and The Band of Parents to fund, develop and produce The Truth 365, a ground-breaking, grass-roots documentary and social media campaign to raise awareness for and to shine a light on the state of childhood cancer. www.thetruth365.org
- June 2011 – Arms Wide Open began sponsoring the Monthly Women’s Integrative Wellness Night at the RMDH – NYC. Arms Wide Open also sponsors a Father’s Day lunch and a holiday dinner exclusively for the men of Ronald McDonald House NYC.
- June 2011 – Funded the first $150,000 of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s $1.5 million Individualized Management of Pediatric Cancer Project.
- May 2011 – AWOCCF sponsored 1st New Jersey Kids Walk for Kids With Cancer
- January 2011 – AWOCCF granted $63,000 to fund the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) trial using Oral Fenretinide LXS Powder in Recurrent or Resistant NB Patients, available in 14 hospitals in the U.S.
- January 2011 – AWOCCF announced their Medical Advisory Board, made up of top pediatric oncologists, specializing in neuroblastoma.
- November 2010 – Granted $275,000 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for further production and development of lgG1n.
- November 2010 – Agreed to partner with four other non-profit childhood cancer foundations to fully fund the entire $1.5 million IgG1n antibody therapy.
- January 2010 – Launch of the Arms Wide Open Neuroblastoma Initiatives Fund at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
- December 2009 – AWOCCF Granted $75,000 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center towards the humanized antibody therapy- IgG1n.