WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO
There are four pillars in the fight against childhood cancer: awareness, advocacy, family resources, & research. All are critical and interconnected. At SebastianStrong, we have chosen to focus our efforts on research. We have seen how investment in new treatments has yielded amazing results in adult
cancer treatment and diagnostics. Since 1980, prostate cancer 5-year survival rates have improved from 70.2% to 99.3% in 2009. For breast cancer, the 5-year survival rates over that same time frame have gone from 74.9% to 91.3%. There is a direct correlation between the increased investments and the improvement in results. Research is a complex and expensive process but it is where we feel our efforts will make the biggest impact. We recognize this is going to take significant time and effort, but believe that through those efforts and the contributions of our supporters, we will collectively find a cure for childhood cancers in our lifetime.
Thanks to all the generous donations SebastianStrong has received this year, we are now ready to begin making decisions as to where the monies will go. We are currently working on putting together a medical advisory board to assist with this important task. Our mission continues to be to provide funding to researchers who are developing less toxic, more targeted pediatric cancer cures. Check back in to see updates on this process.