Local Organizations Grant $30,000 to Pediatric Leukemia Research

COLUMBUS – Sammy’s Superheroes and the organization Lolo’s Angels granted $30,000 to pediatric AML Leukemia research.

Sammy’s Superheroes Executive Director Jeremy Stanislav says the funded research will focus on finding modern treatments for childhood cancer, and finding a cure.

“This program is the type of program we want to fund,” said Sammy’s Executive Director Jeremy Stanislav. “We are proud to partner with Lolo’s to be able fund this important work in AML.”

“AML leukemia doesn’t get as much research money as other types of leukemia because it’s a rarer cancer,” said Lolo’s Angels founder Leslee Hacker. “We want to do something that will make a difference for the kids battling AML.”

This is the first grant that was given away under Sammy’s Superheroes Sidekick program.

Stanislav says the sidekick program is designed to offer other groups who are raising money to fund childhood cancer research. This allows groups to make more substantial donations, while honoring their loved fighters, says Stanislav.

“Our goal is to raise larger amounts of money to fund research,” said Stanislav. “We want to make sure we are moving the needle so that we can find modern treatments and hopefully a cure for so many sick kids.”

Read more about Lolo’s Angels and Sammy’s Superheroes below. 

Lolo’s Angels was formed after then 10 years old, Lauren “LoLo” Hacker was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). LoLo is still battling AML and is in a fight for her life. The heartache of seeing their daughter miss out on so many moments a child should have, motivated her parents to start LoLo’s Angels with the mission of funding childhood AML cancer research and partner with Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation in its Sidekicks program.

Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation is a 501c3 non-profits whose mission is to raise money for life-saving research that will lead to modern treatments for all types of childhood cancer. The organization has given over $300,000 to researchers since its incorporation in 2013. Along with fundraising Sammy’s is dedicated to spreading awareness and supporting families who are battling this horrible disease.

You can read the full press release, regarding the grant Here.

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