Gasparilla 2017

What a great Saturday! We had 40 runners on the Beat Nb run team at the Gasparilla Distance Classic in Tampa this weekend. It was moving to see the heart put forth by our runners, as we added a pinch of green to the tens of thousands of runners who took to Bayshore Blvd over the weekend. My first Gasparilla run …

Professional Philanthropy Network Benefits Beat Nb!

Last Wednesday, we were given a fun-filled happy hour at the Hyde Out, courtesy of the Professional Philanthropy Network (PPN). This group benefits charities once a month and brings together the charity and the professional community in Tampa Bay, and we are grateful that they chose us for the month of February. This money will directly help us give brave hope …

600 family members in Cape Cod

Yesterday Beat Nb ran the Falmouth Road Race, for the 5th year in a row. It was a perfect day on Cape Cod, high 70s with a breeze rolling off the water through most of the run. The people are awesome. This was my first time running Falmouth, with over 11,000 runners showed up for the 44th annual 7.1 mile race. 200 …

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 …

Beat Nb in Wicked Local Braintree

It's the start of a long-awaited weekend for Beat NB Cancer Foundation, as our annual event, Cure Me...I'm Irish, is happening tomorrow night! We're looking forward to an evening of entertainment, St. Patrick's Day festivities, and coming together to help KIDS beat cancer. In the midst of all the anticipation for this yearly St. Patrick's Day fundraising celebration, we're excited to share an article ...

#SofiaStrong finishes upfront cancer treatment!

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 of …

Giving $250,800 to NMTRC neuroblastoma trials

To close out 2015, I wrote a post sharing I’d be going full time with Because of Ezra in 2016. For my first official day “on the job” (although I’ve held this job since we founded in 2011 – just part time), we headed to Grand Rapids, MI, to present a check to the NMTRC toward their neuroblastoma trials. Last …

2015 Yearend Summary: A Letter from Beat Nb Co-Founder, Patrick Lacey

Dear Beat NB Supporters – Thanks to your extraordinary support over the past calendar year, we were able to send $800,000 to fund research and clinical trials in 2015. Whether you donated, hosted a fundraising event, sponsored an event, attended “Cure Me I’m Irish,” or ran in the Falmouth Road Race, you contributed to Beat NB’s accomplishments in 2015. Below …

How we’re beating kids’ cancer with computers.

↑ This 5 minute video is an abridged version of the article below. ↑ A history of Beat Childhood Cancer’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 …