Projects Funded

Since its founding, Stop Children’s Cancer has been responsible for contributions of almost $6 million to fund pediatric cancer research at the University of Florida College of Medicine. All research funding is specifically aimed at the prevention, control and cure of pediatric cancer.

It is the policy of Stop Children’s Cancer that no monies are used to pay overhead and administrative fees of any outside organizations. No monies may be used to pay organizations engaged in fundraising or for costs incurred in obtaining grants.

Some grants given by Stop Children’s Cancer provided the seed money for new research which later provided a basis for substantial, nationally-sponsored grants from such entities as National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health. Listed here are the grants and other funding provided by Stop Children’s Cancer since its inception.

2015

Stop Children’s Cancer continued their pledge  to donate $1.05 million dollars with their fourth installment of $150,000 towards the Stop Children’s Cancer, Inc./Bonnie R. Freeman Translational Research Program at the University of Florida

2014

Stop Children’s Cancer continued their pledge  to donate $1.05 million dollars with their fourth installment of $150,000 towards the Stop Children’s Cancer, Inc./Bonnie R. Freeman Translational Research Program at the University of Florida

Stop Children’s Cancer has donated $20,000 to help fund the beginning of a new Palliative Care program at the University of Florida

2013

Stop Children’s Cancer continued their pledge  to donate $1.05 million dollars with their third installment of $150,000 towards the Stop Children’s Cancer, Inc./Bonnie R. Freeman Translational Research Program at the University of Florida

Stop Children’s Cancer has donated $1,500 to UF Health Shands Hospital pediatric oncology division Physical Therapy clinic in honor of Barbara Bour and her daughter, Whitney Bour. Whitney is a cancer survivor and now a pediatrician in fellowship for neonatology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

2012

Stop Children’s Cancer continued their pledge  to donate $1.05 million dollars with their second installment of $150,000 towards the Stop Children’s Cancer, Inc./Bonnie R. Freeman Translational Research Program at the University of Florida

2011

Stop Children’s Cancer made a 7 year pledge to donate $1.05 million dollars to establish the Stop Children’s Cancer, Inc./Bonnie R. Freeman Translational Research Program at the University of Florida.

-The first installment of $150,000 was made in 2011.

2010

Stop Children’s Cancer funded $100,000 in research grants as follows:

-$50,000 to Dr. Lizi Wu for studies on acute lymphoblastic leukemia

-$25,000 to Dr. Eric Bartee for novel treatments of high-risk pediatric cancer cells

-$25,000 to Dr. Padraic Levings for studies on osteosarcomas

2009

Stop Children’s Cancer funded $150,000 in research grants as follows:

-$50,000 to Dr. Eric Laywell for a study on pediatric brain cancers

– $50,000 to Dr. Shoudong Li for studies on acute lymphoblastic leukemia

– $50,000 to Dr. Daiqing Liao for a study on treating neuroblastoma

2008

Stop Children’s Cancer funded $150,000 in research grants as follows:  $50,000 each to Dr. Xingming Deng and Dr. Jianrong Lu for studies on childhood leukemia and $50,000 to Dr. Daiqing Liao for a study on treating neuroblastoma.

2007

Stop Children’s Cancer funded a $25,000 grant to Dr. David Muir to test photodynamic therapy for treatment of neurofibromatosis tumors.

2006

Stop Children’s Cancer donated a gift of $1,000,000 to the University of Florida Foundation to establish The STOP!® CHILDREN’S CANCER/Bonnie R. Freeman Professorship for Pediatric Oncology Research. In 2007, this endowment received a $750,001 matching grant from the State of Florida Trust Fund for Major Gifts.

2004

Stop Children’s Cancer funded $92,000 in research grants as follows:

– $50,000 Dr. Stephen Hunger for continued studies on childhood leukemia

– $26,000 Dr. Amir H. Shahlaee for evaluation of IDO expression in lymph nodes of cancer patients

– $16,000 Dr. Susan Staba for studies on quality of life following pediatric stem cell transplant

2003

Stop Children’s Cancer funded $100,000 in research grants as follows:

– $50,000 Dr. Stephen H-unger for studies on childhood leukemia

– $25,000 to Dr. C. Parker Gibbs focusing on aspects of osteosarcomas, a form of bone cancer.

– $25,000 to Dr. Mingli Yang focusing on aspects of osteosarcomas, a form of bone cancer.

– Stop Children’s Cancer also announced an additional 9-year commitment to fund future grant applications through the UF College of Medicine in the amount of $100,000 annually. This 10-year commitment totals $1 Million in Research Grants towards the prevention, control and cure of cancer in children.

2002

Stop Children’s Cancer funded $50,000 in research grants to continue support for two of the 2001 researchers,

– Dr. Bloom was awarded $25,000 for continued studies regarding treatment of Malignant Glioma

– Dr. Yang was awarded $25,000 for continued studies related to Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

2001

Stop Children’s Cancer funded $100,000 in research grants

– $50,000 was awarded to “Distinguished New Investigator,” David Bloom, M.D.

– Two “Promising New Investigators” were awarded $25,000 each

2000

Stop Children’s Cancer presented a $10,000 gift to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for studies on Ewing’s Sarcoma in honor of Greg Goldfaden and in memory of Juan DeLaRua.

Stop Children’s Cancer sponsored the second annual Visiting Scholar. Dr. Jonathan Finlay of Hassenfeld Cancer Center, NYU, presented seminars and Grand Rounds to the faculty and students at the UF college of Medicine.

1999

Stop Children’s Cancer awarded $50,000 in three research grants dealing with Pediatric Cancer projects at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Stop Children’s Cancer sponsored the first annual Visiting Scholar. Dr. Curt Civin, Director of Pediatric Oncology Service at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, presented seminars and Grand Rounds to the faculty and students at the UF College of Medicine.

1998

Stop Children’s Cancer fulfilled its pledge of $20,000 to North Central Florida Hospice to furnish the activities room at the Hospice House.

1996-1997

Stop Children’s Cancer funded $122,000 in research grants dealing with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Glioma Brain Tumors, and Pediatric and Adolescent Osteosarcoma.

1995-1996

Stop Children’s Cancer funded a two-year $80,000 fellowship for Dr. William Slayton in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program at UF.

1994

Stop Children’s Cancer funded four grants totaling over $60,000. Studies of The Umbilical Cord as a Source of Transplant Material; Tumor Invasion of the Nervous System; Graft vs. Host Disease and Leukemia Patient L-Asparaginase Resistance and Sensitivity were funded by these grants.

1992

Stop Children’s Cancer funded a $150,000 grant which established the Southeastern Brain Tissue Bank in the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Division. This grant was matched by state funds.

1991

Stop Children’s Cancer donated $100,000 for research in Stem Cell and Tumor Biology at the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

1990

Stop Children’s Cancer purchased for the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, a Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter Epics II Flow Cytometer and a Gene Machine totaling $54,000. This equipment enhanced efficiency in the research process.

Before 1990

Stop Children’s Cancer raised over $400,000 for Cancer research and scientific research equipment, including a pilot project,  in 1985, using the Magnetic Bead Process. This process extracted cancer cells from bone marrow and proved to be a major breakthrough in the fight against leukemia.