My name is Elizabeth Chin and I am student in UCVTS Magnet High School, NJ. I established Smash Kids Cancer organization in honor of my brother Connor. Connor was diagnosed with bone cancer two and half years ago. He was 11 years old. He was treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering, but the cancer came back after 18 months. Instead of conventional chemotherapy the second time around, Connor was very fortunate to have participated in a clinical trial immunotherapy which he completed last July. This drug was developed by scientists in Memorial Sloan Kettering. Although the journey was rough, we are grateful to Memorial Sloan Kettering for saving my brother's life. Connor is doing great now and enjoying life as an 8th grader.
Pediatric cancer research is extremely underfunded in this country. Only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s research budget is dedicated to pediatric cancers, which is why donations are critical to making progress possible. In addition to fundraising, it’s also important to raise awareness of childhood cancer as it’s not something most people know about. My mission is to help improve cancer care and bring hope to children with cancer.
I hope you will join me in this important cause. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children with cancer. Let’s Smash Kids Cancer together!