Kicking cancer’s @#* – CKc In The News!
August 14th was a huge day for Cannonball Kids’ cancer (CKc), for pediatric cancer, and for the family of Nolan King. That was the day CKc made good on their promise. It was on that day that CKc awarded Nemours Children’s Hospital with a $25,000 check to help fund a “seed grant” for research in which the Zika virus is used to attack deadly hepatoblastoma cancer cells. Zika has shown great effectiveness in destroying cancer cells in other types of cancer.
When Nolan died on April 1st, 2017, from complications of his treatments for hepatoblastoma, he was just 3 years old. That very day, CKc made a promise to fund a research trial for hepatoblastoma, the most common form of liver cancer in children, in his honor. The current “treatments” for hepatoblastoma are simply watered-down adult treatments that ravage children’s bodies, causing irreparable damage and even death.
Our goal is to make sure that what Nolan, kids like him, and their families go through is not in vain. That is why it’s our mission to fund innovative research grants to learn about and discover new ways to treat pediatric cancer, and to find treatments that do not kill children or strip them of their quality of life.