Childhood Cancer

What is Charity Navigator?

What is Charity Navigator?

When you are in the market for a new refrigerator, you ask your neighbors and friends for recommendations, and maybe even consult Consumer Reports to see different ratings. When you want to donate to a charity, how do you decide if the charity will take care of your donation and use your donation to meet its mission? Charity Navigator has been called the Consumer Reports of the nonprofit world. It is the largest charity evaluator in America. Its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined.  Charity Navigator is a free service that evaluates the financial health, accountability and transparency of more than 6,000 charities. Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally) has a perfect score of 100 from Charity Navigator. “Less than one percent of the thousands of charities rated by Charity Navigator have earned perfect scores. We applaud these...

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Meet Rally Kid Keren. Again.

Meet Rally Kid Keren. Again.

Yes, you have met her before. Five years ago, Rally Kid Keren was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer. Her fight included chemotherapy, radiation and an amputation. Throughout treatment Keren showed her resilience and kept a positive outlook. With the unwavering support of her parents, Kelly and Jonathan, and her older brother Jacob and younger sister Lyla, Keren rang the bell in 2019. She had to continue with physical therapy and deal with multiple side effects from her treatment. A heavy blow came in 2021 to Keren, her family and friends. Doctors diagnosed Keren with a new cancer, osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. Unfortunately, it is a side effect of her initial cancer treatment. Cancer. Again. More brutal chemotherapy. Radical shoulder surgery. So many nights in the hospital. Missed the first semester of high school. But, through it all Keren remained resilient and...

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Osteosarcoma Diagnosis: You Are Not Alone—OSI Connect is Here for You Every Step

Osteosarcoma Diagnosis: You Are Not Alone—OSI Connect is Here for You Every Step

OSI Connect is a free, easy-to-use, invaluable resource for those diagnosed with osteosarcoma Osteosarcoma is a difficult and frightening diagnosis, but you are not alone. You can actually connect with leading sarcoma physician experts for a free consult. Yes, free. Yes, a consult not an email. An actual conversation. Founded by parents who have walked the road you are now on, OSI Connect is a resource they wish they would have had. Diagnosis and relapse are overwhelming. It is impossible to know all the treatment options and questions to ask. OSI Connect is here to help you. You can ask any questions including but not limited to treatment plans, side effects, treatment options and available clinical trials and get advice about how to get the most out of every visit with your treating physician. In addition, the OSI Connect Administrator, sits in on the call and follows up with you...

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DIPG Nurse Navigator Available For Free

DIPG Nurse Navigator Available For Free

Rally Kid Tyson (Image Above), brain cancer (2016-2020)Tyson was just two and a half years old when he was diagnosed with DIPG You Are Not Alone In Your DIPG / DMG Battle Hearing that your child has cancer is devastating. Hearing that your child has cancer and that it is a DIPG / DMG brain tumor is unfathomable - because in the same sentence you learn there is no known cure for DIPG / DMG. Every time we hear that a kid has received this diagnosis, Rally’s heart breaks. However, for parents who face this, we want to share this amazing and free resource. My DIPG Navigator is a unique, no-cost resource for families that gives parents access to one-on-one support from a DIPG / DMG experienced pediatric oncology nurse navigator. Parents can discuss and learn about treatment options, talk about what is happening, learn what to expect, and be connected to leading experts through a...

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One step at a time, one prayer at a time

One step at a time, one prayer at a time

Normal is defined as conforming to a standard; usual, typical or expected. My name is Sarah Gossling and I am one of Rally Kid Grant’s older sisters. Almost eight years ago, on June 18, 2014, my brother was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. My world was shattered. I was about to go into third grade when Grant was diagnosed, and I can remember trying to keep any bit of the normalcy that I had before I learned the word cancer. Before Grant was diagnosed, we were your average family. Four kids (and one addition later on), a whole lot of crazy, and not a care in the world. We loved traveling and going on adventures. We loved to swim together, play together and drive mom and dad crazy. If you caught us on a good day and the house was clean, it wouldn't be long before my brothers Grant and James were making messes. We were just kids being kids. Once Grant was diagnosed, it was harder to...

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New and Innovative Study Technique for Osteosarcoma Metastasis

New and Innovative Study Technique for Osteosarcoma Metastasis

Osteosarcoma (OS) is a type of cancer that begins in the cells that form bones, and mainly affects teenagers and young adults. In metastatic osteosarcoma, the cancer spreads from the primary bone site to another location, most often the lungs. It can also spread to other bones, the brain or other organs. Currently there are no curative treatments for metastatic osteosarcoma. We urgently need to develop new therapies. To better understand a disease, it is common for tumor research studies to use orthotopic implantation. This method grafts tumor tissue where the disease begins in a mouse model. For osteosarcoma studies that would be in a bone allowing researchers to examine cancer progression more accurately and identify potential drug combinations more reliably. Rally-funded researcher Lindsay Jones Talbot, MD, is a pediatric surgeon, researcher, and instructor at St. Jude Children’s...

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Childhood Cancer

What is Charity Navigator?

What is Charity Navigator?

When you are in the market for a new refrigerator, you ask your neighbors and friends for recommendations, and maybe even consult Consumer Reports to see different ratings. When you want to donate to a charity, how do you decide if the charity will take care of your donation and use your donation to meet its mission? Charity Navigator has been called the Consumer Reports of the nonprofit world. It is the largest charity evaluator in America. Its website attracts more visitors than all other...

read more
Meet Rally Kid Keren. Again.

Meet Rally Kid Keren. Again.

Yes, you have met her before. Five years ago, Rally Kid Keren was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer. Her fight included chemotherapy, radiation and an amputation. Throughout treatment Keren showed her resilience and kept a positive outlook. With the unwavering support of her parents, Kelly and Jonathan, and her older brother Jacob and younger sister Lyla, Keren rang the bell in 2019. She had to continue with physical therapy and deal with multiple side effects from her...

read more
Osteosarcoma Diagnosis: You Are Not Alone—OSI Connect is Here for You Every Step

Osteosarcoma Diagnosis: You Are Not Alone—OSI Connect is Here for You Every Step

OSI Connect is a free, easy-to-use, invaluable resource for those diagnosed with osteosarcoma Osteosarcoma is a difficult and frightening diagnosis, but you are not alone. You can actually connect with leading sarcoma physician experts for a free consult. Yes, free. Yes, a consult not an email. An actual conversation. Founded by parents who have walked the road you are now on, OSI Connect is a resource they wish they would have had. Diagnosis and relapse are overwhelming. It is impossible to...

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DIPG Nurse Navigator Available For Free

DIPG Nurse Navigator Available For Free

Rally Kid Tyson (Image Above), brain cancer (2016-2020)Tyson was just two and a half years old when he was diagnosed with DIPG You Are Not Alone In Your DIPG / DMG Battle Hearing that your child has cancer is devastating. Hearing that your child has cancer and that it is a DIPG / DMG brain tumor is unfathomable - because in the same sentence you learn there is no known cure for DIPG / DMG. Every time we hear that a kid has received this diagnosis, Rally’s heart breaks. However, for parents who...

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One step at a time, one prayer at a time

One step at a time, one prayer at a time

Normal is defined as conforming to a standard; usual, typical or expected. My name is Sarah Gossling and I am one of Rally Kid Grant’s older sisters. Almost eight years ago, on June 18, 2014, my brother was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. My world was shattered. I was about to go into third grade when Grant was diagnosed, and I can remember trying to keep any bit of the normalcy that I had before I learned the word cancer. Before Grant was diagnosed, we were your average family. Four...

read more
New and Innovative Study Technique for Osteosarcoma Metastasis

New and Innovative Study Technique for Osteosarcoma Metastasis

Osteosarcoma (OS) is a type of cancer that begins in the cells that form bones, and mainly affects teenagers and young adults. In metastatic osteosarcoma, the cancer spreads from the primary bone site to another location, most often the lungs. It can also spread to other bones, the brain or other organs. Currently there are no curative treatments for metastatic osteosarcoma. We urgently need to develop new therapies. To better understand a disease, it is common for tumor research studies to...

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