How Rally Kid Ruby is Making an Impact on Childhood Cancer Research

Nov 16, 2019 | Kids, Rally Blog, Rally Stories, Success Stories | 0 comments

You might remember Rally Kid Ruby from Year End Giving three years ago. She was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of soft tissue cancer, on April 17, 2015. As part of her cancer treatment, she underwent a brutal combination of chemotherapy and proton radiation.

Despite the ups and downs of her battle with cancer, Ruby is now thriving. As a 15-year-old sophomore, she is working to make an impact on childhood cancer research. Watch the videos below to see the difference she is making and how your donations can help make an impact #fortheirfuture.


In this video, Ruby shares her story, revealing the side effects of treatment that she’s still fighting today and what motivated her to give back.

Ruby’s Dad, Dr. Jonathan Kaufman, is an adult oncologist. In this video, he recounts the heartbreaking moment when he found out that his daughter had cancer.

Ruby’s Dance ‘Til You Drop event provided critical seed money for Dr. Sam Volchenboum’s High Risk High Reward Grant which has gone on to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Your year-end giving donations allow Rally to fund life-saving childhood cancer research #fortheirfuture.

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