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Patient Spotlight: Michelle Pratt

TargetCancer Foundation Gala Spotlight: Natalie Bennett

Leading up to the 7th Annual TargetCancer Foundation Gala, we will be sharing stories and perspectives on the gala from the many people who make up the TargetCancer Foundation community.

The post below is from Natalie Bennett, who earlier this year held Care for the Rare, an incredible event in California to raise awareness for rare cancers. Natalie is pictured at that event in the above photo.  Continue reading

TargetCancer Foundation Gala Spotlight: Kristen Palma Poth

Leading up to the 7th Annual TargetCancer Foundation Gala, we will be sharing stories and perspectives on the gala from the many people who make up the TargetCancer Foundation community. 

Below is a reflection from TargetCancer Foundation President Kristen Palma Poth, wife of founder Paul Poth. You can lean more about the founding of TargetCancer Foundation by reading our oral history, or by watching our video about Paul’s original mission. Kristen is pictured above speaking at the first TargetCancer Foundation Gala in 2010.  Continue reading

TargetCancer Foundation Gala Spotlight: Geri Keegan

The TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council

We are excited to announce the TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council, dedicated to empowering volunteers through increased support of TargetCancer Foundation’s mission including rare cancer awareness, rare cancer research, and patient support. Continue reading

The 7th Annual TargetCancer Foundation Gala

Supporter Spotlight: Care for the Rare

UPDATE! We’re happy to say that the walk was a major success, attracting over 300 people! In addition to the Gold Award project, Natalie raised close to $22,000 for TargetCancer Foundation! Please join us in congratulating Natalie on this amazing accomplishment! You can see pictures from the event here

Written by Karen Dempsey

Eighteen-year-old Natalie Bennett has spent a long time – years – waiting for the right idea to come along for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, representing the deepest commitment and dedication to the values of the organization.

When the right idea came, it was, unexpectedly, in the midst of crisis. Continue reading

Golfing for hope again in 2016

Last year, 64 golfers turned out to participate in the first Matt Lindsay Memorial Golf Tournament held in honor of Matt Lindsay, who died of cholangiocarcinoma at age 28. Through the efforts of the Lindsay family and these 64 players, $19,000 was raised to support TargetCancer Foundation’s cholangiocarcinoma research programs. Continue reading

Our largest round of grants to date.

We are proud to announce our largest round of rare cancer grant funding to date: $200,000 in new grants supporting innovative rare cancer research, as well as a new program supporting patients facing cholangiocarcinoma. Learn more about each of these exciting new grants and programs below. Continue reading

A new Patient Assistance Fund

In 2015, research funded by TargetCancer Foundation led directly to a new cholangiocarcinoma clinical trial testing the effectiveness of dasatinib- an existing, FDA-approved treatment, currently used to treat leukemia– against a specific sub-type of cholangiocarcinoma. In addition to funding the research leading to that trial, we also provided a grant funding the costs of the trial itself. Continue reading