AnnFrances Tropea Foundation announces donation of $59K for Childhood Cancer Canada

The AnnFrances Tropea Foundation is excited to announce that a generous donation has been made to Childhood Cancer Canada in the amount of $59,000.00.

Of that sum, $50,000.00 will be directed to the C-17 Council for a research grant for Osteosarcoma Cancer. The C17 Council is a national organization of childhood cancer and blood disease programs in Canada. It is comprised of leading pediatric oncologists and hematologists. C17 is dedicated to childhood cancer and advocating for policies to improve outcomes and quality of life for children.

Childhood Cancer Canada also funds sequencing of hard-to-cure childhood cancers through the PROFYLE (PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE) program to identify new therapies that are tailored to each patient and to improve the outcomes in hard-to-cure childhood cancers. PROFYLE is the national multidisciplinary program that translates genetic sequencing into new treatments for children, adolescents and young adults with hard-to-cure cancer.

The remaining $9,000.00 will be directed to Childhood Cancer Canada’s Benevolent Fund.

The Benevolent Fund will support six families with financial assistance to help with the cost of their beloved child’s funeral.

AnnFrances was a wonderful young woman who was loved by all. We honour AnnFrances’ life and her legacy as we pay tribute to all who have lost their limbs and their lives to Osteosarcoma Cancer.

Carmela Ricco Caravaggio

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