Beating Nb

In 2010, I founded Beat NB so there would be a consistent platform for all of you to support our mission to dramatically impact survival rates for children with neuroblastoma. I took this step out of necessity, because I wanted to fund treatments that could save my son – and every kid just like him – who had been told …

#SofiaStrong finishes upfront cancer treatment!

Sofia finishing upfront therapy!
[vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I24fNJUdBu8"][vc_column_text]A week ago, we hung out at All Children's Hospital in St Pete to see 3 year old Sofia Anderson ring the oncology floor bell. All Children's does this every time a kid finishes upfront cancer treatment, and Friday marked the end of over a year of treatment for Sofia - she's cancer free! One of the main things Because ...

How we’re beating kids’ cancer with computers.

↑ This 5 minute video is an abridged version of the article below. ↑ A history of the NMTRC’s genomic-based treatment for childhood cancer, and a new paradigm for today. The launch of a new clinical trial called PEDS-PLAN in September of 2015 marks a paradigm shift in childhood cancer treatment and precision medicine — the first time DNA and RNA sequencing …

Brighthouse Networks Enterprise Solutions 2nd Annual Charity Classic brings in $90,000 to support childhood cancer research!

Craig Cowden of Brighthouse Enterprise presents a check to Robyn Matthews of Because of Ezra
[vc_single_image image="2854" img_size="434x287" add_caption="yes" style="vc_box_rounded"][vc_column_text] Brighthouse Networks Enterprise Solutions and Because of Ezra, partnering to cure childhood cancer Brighthouse Networks Enterprise Solutions (BHNES) chose Because of Ezra as the beneficiary for their 2nd annual Charity Classic golf tournament. We spent the day at the beautiful Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, FL. Yesterday, Brighthouse Networks Enterprise Solutions presented Because of Ezra with a check for ...

West Pharmaceuticals Donates over $17,000 to help cure Childhood Cancer!

West Pharmaceuticals presenting a check!
[vc_single_image image="2835" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]We were honored to receive a $17,710.75 check from West Pharmaceuticals last week as the result of their West Without Borders campaign for the Clearwater location in 2015. I regret we didn't get a photo of the rest of the room above - over 130 employees for months raised funds and awareness, coming together to greatly support or ...

the hope is, this pill is stopping Lily-Mae’s cancer from coming back

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On Tuesday we watched a scientist tear up at a dinner party. Around twenty years ago, Dr Andre Bachmann started working with a drug called DFMO in Hawaii. In the early 2000s, he recognized the fact DFMO inhibited something called ODC could make it a good drug to treat neuroblastoma, and started working on that, in a lab. In 2008, …

Brighthouse Networks Enterprise Solutions 1st ever Charity Classic brings in over $86,000 to support childhood cancer research!

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This past Tuesday was the first ever Charity Classic by Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions (BHNES), benefitting Because of Ezra – to the tune of $86,000+. It was a beautiful day at Saddlebrook Resort north of Tampa (check out more photos on the Because of Ezra Facebook page), with a dozen companies sponsoring including BHNES and Platinum Sponsor Cisco. The teams played 18 …

“I was changed because of Ezra.”

We received this email the other day, and were moved to tears (good ones!) by it. Thanks, Meshelle, for letting Ezra’s story be a part of yours. It means so much. “Honestly, I can’t remember how I heard about Ezra’s story, but I can tell you exactly where I was… that is forever engraved into my consciousness. I was at …

Making a difference… Because of Ezra

Sometimes we get communication from people which is so powerful we just have to share it. A woman named Stephanie sent us the picture above, of her stethoscope for nursing school. It has Because of Ezra engraved on it, as well as a cross and her initials. Stephanie said this in her message to us: I received my stethoscope in …