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Duke Cancer Institute
02/01/2020

Duke Cancer Institute

#NEWS: A modified form of poliovirus, pioneered at Duke Cancer Institute as a therapy for glioblastoma brain tumors, appears in laboratory studies to also have applicability for pediatric brain tumors when used as part of a cancer vaccine.

“Polioviruses have several advantages for generating antigen-specific CD8 T-cells as a potential cancer vaccine vector,” said senior author Matthias Gromeier, M.D., who developed the poliovirus-based therapy as a member of Duke’s Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center.

Gromeier said the vaccine approach continues to be tested with the goal of initiating a phase 1 clinical trial. Duke Children's #TheFutureOfCancerCareNow #ChangingTheRulesOnCancer

Full news release: https://corporate.dukehealth.org/news-listing/poliovirus-therapy-shows-potential-cancer-vaccine-lab-studies

Please share and vote daily this week for Studio Bleu Dance Center Vocal and Theatre Arts so our Ising4acure campaign ca...
01/14/2020
Vote Now for the 2020 Playbill Community Service Award | Playbill

Please share and vote daily this week for Studio Bleu Dance Center Vocal and Theatre Arts so our Ising4acure campaign can win $1,000 for childhood cancer research. Thanks!

Youth theatres from across the country have been giving back to their communities, and your vote can help one of them win a grant from Playbill.

Please share and vote once daily for Studio Bleu Dance Center Vocal and Theatre Arts so our Ising4acure campaign can rec...
01/10/2020
Vote Now for the 2020 Playbill Community Service Award | Playbill

Please share and vote once daily for Studio Bleu Dance Center Vocal and Theatre Arts so our Ising4acure campaign can receive $1000 for childhood cancer research! Thanks Always #OURFIGHT

Youth theatres from across the country have been giving back to their communities, and your vote can help one of them win a grant from Playbill.

ATTN Ashburn friends: It's December! Brad Kaminsky Foundation / iDance4aCURE will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 ...
12/01/2019

ATTN Ashburn friends: It's December! Brad Kaminsky Foundation / iDance4aCURE will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag sold in December at the Giant Food store located at 43330 Junction Plaza, Ashburn VA. Please grab one todayband share this info. Thanks Always!

Ashburn friends: It's December! Brad Kaminsky Foundation / iDance4aCURE will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Commu...
12/01/2019

Ashburn friends: It's December! Brad Kaminsky Foundation / iDance4aCURE will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag sold in December at the Giant Food store located at 43330 Junction Plaza, Ashburn VA. Stop by and grab one today please.

Donate please #Everydollarcounts
11/17/2019

Donate please #Everydollarcounts

LADSO Volinists Jethro Hu & Haley Dreis invite our friends and followers to join Team LADSO at the 12th Annual Heroes of Hope Race for Research 5K/10K and Fun Run, taking place Sunday, November 17th at Dockweiler State Beach. Proceeds go to pediatric & adult brain tumor research. Visit https://www.wizathon.com/heroesofhoperace/index.php and search for "LADSO" to join.

Amazing walk led by the Heroes of Penn State's Phi Gamma Nu. Great to see Devyn Ashley and Stefano with some Sigma Nu br...
04/08/2019

Amazing walk led by the Heroes of Penn State's Phi Gamma Nu. Great to see Devyn Ashley and Stefano with some Sigma Nu brothers too plus, some PSU bass fishing guys and the boys from Broad Run HS, girls from SBDC and precious Taylor and friends. We walked for all our angels and warriors! #WeAre going to find a cure.

Amazing walk led by the Heroes of Penn State's Phi Gamma Nu. Great to see Devyn Ashley and Stefano with some Sigma Nu br...
04/08/2019

Amazing walk led by the Heroes of Penn State's Phi Gamma Nu. Great to see Devyn Ashley and Stefano with some Sigma Nu brothers too plus, some PSU bass fishing guys and the boys from Broad Run HS, girls from SBDC and precious Taylor and friends. We walked for all our angels and warriors! #WeAre going to find a cure.

Wishing everyone a Blessed Holiday Season and New Year. May we all feel Love and Peace in our hearts all year long.~"The...
12/24/2018

Wishing everyone a Blessed Holiday Season and New Year. May we all feel Love and Peace in our hearts all year long.
~"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." ~ Helen Keller

#GivingTuesday is here. Northern VA folks come out and see the Nutcracker on 12/15. A great show for all ages. Tickets p...
11/27/2018

#GivingTuesday is here. Northern VA folks come out and see the Nutcracker on 12/15. A great show for all ages. Tickets purchased today help fund cancer research. https://events.tututix.com/StudioBleu2018/

Thank for your continuing #OURFIGHT.
11/22/2018

Thank for your continuing #OURFIGHT.

Heroes of Hope Race for Research
11/14/2018

Heroes of Hope Race for Research

Thank you to everyone who supported the 11th Annual Heroes of Hope Race for Research. It was a beautiful day! There has been so much pain and suffering and especially in Los Angeles/California area the week leading up to the event. We were all truly grateful to be able to be there and to continue chipping away at this horrible disease. We tried to make the world just a tiny bit better on Sunday. Thank you all so so much!

Support Steven and DeJah wedding fundraiser on Mightycause
11/07/2018
Support Steven and DeJah wedding fundraiser on Mightycause

Support Steven and DeJah wedding fundraiser on Mightycause

Steven Cosme is a 22 year old graphic artist and dancer from Philly. In 2012 Steven was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme. He underwent resection surgery, radiation and 6 rounds (over 1 year) of chemotherapy and he achieved remission. In 2013 while undergoing chemo...

Thursday is the last day to register online for the 11th Annual Heroes of Hope Race for Brain Tumor Research in Los Ange...
11/04/2018

Thursday is the last day to register online for the 11th Annual Heroes of Hope Race for Brain Tumor Research in Los Angeles. It will be held Sunday 11/11 and we will honor and remember our Warriors, our Angels and our Veterans....all of our Heroes. We need your support. Please if you are in Los Angeles or have friends out that way, spread the word. If not, please consider making a donation to support less toxic childhood and adult brain tumor research at UCLA, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai. www.wizathon.com/heroesofhoperace. While tremendous progress has been made we still have far to go and we must keep up this fight!

Let's keep funding research through the Heroes of Hope Race for Research and support this amazing researcher's brain tum...
10/19/2018
UCLA neurosurgeon named to National Academy of Medicine - UCLA Health - Los Angeles, CA

Let's keep funding research through the Heroes of Hope Race for Research and support this amazing researcher's brain tumor breakthroughs! She truly wants to see effective treatments and a CURE. Thank you to all the incredible hearts who keep up this fight and truly want to see an end to cancer. Dr. Liau is an incredible human being. Come meet her and say hello on 11/11/18 at our 11th year for the race! Thank you to all those who have supported in the past. We cannot do this without every single person's effort! It is truly a monumental task and we must keep chipping away. Please Please keep doing your part..doing something..makes a HUGE difference.

Search for all stories and press releases in the UCLA News Releases

Brad's son turns 21 today!  Everyone is so so proud of you, including your angels.
10/03/2018

Brad's son turns 21 today! Everyone is so so proud of you, including your angels.

My dear friend and decade long volunteer Jennifer Blankenbeckler, is not only a brain tumor warrior but now is battling ...
10/01/2018
Click here to support Jennifer Blankenbeckler organized by Jill Fonte

My dear friend and decade long volunteer Jennifer Blankenbeckler, is not only a brain tumor warrior but now is battling leukemia. I am of the opinion that many current chemo and radiation treatments cause long term survivors to develop secondary cancers and that is why we are continuing to fund immuno and gene therapies. On a personal level, Jen is in yet another valiant fight and needs our help. Please make even a small donation to support her. Every dollar counts.https://www.gofundme.com/jennifer-blankenbeckler/donate

Dear Friends of Jennifer, JenB, Jenny B and JB, Our girl Jen has been a tremendous champion for those who face cancer. It became her calling after she endured life-threatening brain cancer 17 years ago. Once recovered and in remission, Jen dedicated her life supporting others with cancer, from f...

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation's cover photo
10/01/2018

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation's cover photo

iDance 4 a Cure
06/25/2018

iDance 4 a Cure

It's "BandTogether" week at Headbands of Hope! Visit www.headbandsofhope.com until June 20th and a portion of your headband purchase goes directly to iDance4aCURE so stock up on these gorgeous headbands now! Plus for every headband you purchase, one goes to a child warrior!

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation's cover photo
04/12/2018

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation's cover photo

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation's cover photo
01/10/2018

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation's cover photo

12/24/2017
10th Annual Race for Brain Tumors :: Manhattan Beach

https://vimeo.com/246562427
I want to extend my Love and Gratitude to all of you. I wish you all a Blessed Holiday Season and Happy and Healthy New Year. My wish is that we will see a CURE to end all cancer in 2018. Watching this video makes me grateful that we have all been brought together..while I still wish that so many of us never had to endure so much pain, I am truly thankful that we have been placed into each other's lives. Thank you for doing your part to make a difference in the fight to end brain tumors and all cancer.

This is "10th Annual Race for Brain Tumors :: Manhattan Beach" by COPRO STUDIO on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Congrats angel Brad on becoming a Grandpa again! I am guessing you already got to hold precious Emma. Give Jessica Kamin...
12/06/2017

Congrats angel Brad on becoming a Grandpa again! I am guessing you already got to hold precious Emma. Give Jessica Kaminsky a big hug too for bringing another Blessing into the world. xo

Brad's handsome son was able to come out to our 10th Anniversary Heroes of Hope Race in LA, for the very first time, thi...
12/01/2017

Brad's handsome son was able to come out to our 10th Anniversary Heroes of Hope Race in LA, for the very first time, this November. There are so many words..yet none at all.

11/10/2017

Thinking of all our Heroes today!

11/08/2017
Doriana Sanchez - To The Pointe with Kristyn Burtt

Amazing #WARRIOR * Dirty Dancing , Cher, So You Think You Can Dance and SO much more, Doriana is an inspirational brain tumor warrior! Come meet her in LA on Saturday at our 2nd iDance 4 a Cure LA Dance Day and/or on Sunday at our 10th Heroes of Hope Race for Research where she will help us honor our warriors and angels. Watch her interview on Dance Network and get to know this incredibly talented, Beautiful and kind soul.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxd8XSxxTgM www.wizathon.com/heroesofhoperace for race reg and/or www.gdivents.com for LA Dance Day reg.

Doriana Sanchez joins Kristyn on today's To The Pointe Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features pop culture discussion, news, intervi...

Special Thanks to Team Heroes Healing Heads/Team Joey for putting up posters up at cart barns around Los Angeles... Joey...
11/05/2017
10th Annual Heroes of Hope Race for Brain Tumor Research

Special Thanks to Team Heroes Healing Heads/Team Joey for putting up posters up at cart barns around Los Angeles... Joey needs our help as he has just had a recurrence. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon in the brain tumor world. Come meet Joey next Sunday! He and his family are truly Heroes of Hope. register today or sponsor Joey at www.wizathon.com/heroesofhoperace Like to Dance..help fund childhood cancer research at our 2nd La Dance Day on Saturday 11/11 www.gdievents.com Two great ways to make a difference whiling having fun.

Meet Heros of Hope-Team Mimi Amelia or "Mimi" was my mom who spent her whole life taking care of others through her work...
11/02/2017

Meet Heros of Hope-Team Mimi

Amelia or "Mimi" was my mom who spent her whole life taking care of others through her work as a neonatal intensive care nurse, mother of 3, and sister/friend/daughter to her loved ones. In 2006, she was diagnosed with Grade IV glioblastoma and was given 6 months to live even with treatment due to the location of the tumor. Despite the prognosis and warnings from her physicians that the treatment may be worse than the disease, she wanted to fight and open herself up to every therapy that was available. She wanted to live for us kids, experience more of what life has to offer, and do her part for the GBM community by participating in research conducted at UCLA so that others don't have to go through what she had to experience. She surpassed her physicians' expectations with her optimistic outlook, gracious attitude, and thoughtfulness (she always brought the clinical staff snacks & goodies at each visit). Unfortunately after 18 months of fighting and trying different treatments, she passed away in 2007.

Our cousin introduced the Heroes of Hope Race to us in 2011 so this will be our 6th year participating & supporting as an Expo sponsor. Heroes of Hope has inspired us and our loved ones to ensure that my mom's death was not in vain. This race has given our family & friends the opportunity to gather to commemorate our mother’s legacy and support those heroes who are living with or have passed away from brain cancer by doing our part to raise funds for local research. This year is especially memorable considering it's the 10th anniversary of the Heroes of Hope Race and the 10th anniversary of my mom's passing. I decided to get married in 2017 to mark my mom's passing. Her last bucket list item was to visit the Mission San Juan Capistrano to pay homage to St. Peregrine, the Catholic Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers. We had the opportunity to come full circle and got married at the Mission in her honor and to reflect on how far we have all come in the last 10 years.
~ Genevieve-Captain, Team Mimi

Do you remember this day? For those of you who weren't there or didn't hear the story, we had 1400 people signed up to r...
10/28/2017

Do you remember this day? For those of you who weren't there or didn't hear the story, we had 1400 people signed up to run our Heroes of Hope Race for Brain Tumor Research that year. LA experienced torrential rain starting at 7am. It was about 45 degrees out. It was warmer on the East Coast. We worked hard to get everything set up despite the rain. Brain tumors and cancer don't stop because of the weather..so we fought on..as our warriors do and as our angels did..and someone turned me around and said.."You have to see this"..Over the ocean was this site..look at it just behind the Survivor/Warrior tent.... Later I would be told by a resident of the area that she lived there 10 years and had not ever, not once, seen a rainbow over the ocean...Hope for a CURE..Angels Guiding us..thanking us for remembering their fight and continuing to Love them? 2 weeks away from Year 10. Your support matters. If you can't make it, please register as a virtual runner, or make a donation. It matters to so many. We must keep up this fight....Be a Hero of Hope..support our Heroeos of Hope... www.wizathon.com/heroesofhoperace

Rock, Movie and TV Stars plus Real Life Super Heroes Making a difference at the Heroes of Hope Race for Brain Tumor Rese...
10/25/2017

Rock, Movie and TV Stars plus Real Life Super Heroes Making a difference at the Heroes of Hope Race for Brain Tumor Research! Won't you join us for our 10th Anniversary!
Sunday, 11/12/17- Register or Donate Now! www.wizathon.com/heroesofhoperace We can all be Heroes..

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation's cover photo
10/24/2017

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation's cover photo

Meet Hero of Hope Brooke and her daughter Phoebe. Thanks to you, Brooke has a lot to be thankful for. Support Brooke and...
10/24/2017

Meet Hero of Hope Brooke and her daughter Phoebe. Thanks to you, Brooke has a lot to be thankful for. Support Brooke and Team Hawkeyes for Hope or start your own team at www.wizathon.com/heroesofhoperace We can All be SuperHeroes in the fight to end brain tumors!

Heroes of Hope Race for Research
10/19/2017

Heroes of Hope Race for Research

Meet Hero of Hope Kari- Team Kari

I've had a history of migraines as a child but January 2013 they started to feel different. They began to escalate and I started to vomit. Additionally, my inability to function normally was a big flag for me. My primary doctor said it was just migraines but it didn’t feel right to me. I kept insisting on getting an MRI everytime I would speak with my doctor and finally after months of feeling horrible and my persistence, he decided to schedule an MRI. On April 26, after my MRI, the doctor informed me that I had a brain tumor and I was rushed to the hospital. It all happened so fast. I was scheduled for surgery to remove my tumor on April 29, 2013. I remember as I was being prepped for surgery that I was really scared. My surgery went well and I was able to go home after a few days. After being home for about a month I began to feel sick again. I had to return to the hospital because I was suffering from hydrocephalus. I had a lot of complications resulting from my permanent shunt failing. I had to have six revisions done on my shunt. My last surgery was August 2013. I have been doing well ever since. I had a rare brain tumor that was located on my brain stem called Choroid plexus papilloma. It wasn't an easy road but, I am grateful to be alive. Support Team Kari -Join today www.wizathon.com/heroesofhoperace

Heroes of Hope Race for Research
10/19/2017
Heroes of Hope Race for Research

Heroes of Hope Race for Research

Who do you run for? We need to work together to end the leading cause of solid tumor death in children and men under 40. 20% of cancer spreads to the brain. The brain is one of the most difficult areas to treat because it controls every part of our being. Brain tumors are not going to end if we don't all do our part. Please join the Heroes of Hope Race today. This is YEAR 10 and we need your help. Join us for this beautiful day of Hope and Remembrance. www.wizathon.com/heroesofhoperace

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