Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer is named after Braden Hofen who was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma when he was three years old. He was given a 30% chance of survival and went through a year and a half of treatment. Three months after finishing treatment, Braden’s Neuroblastoma relapsed and there is no known cure for relapsed Neuroblastoma. Braden’s odds fell to less than 10%.
Today, Braden is defying odds and remains in a remission.
Reasons to Hope
Our Research Review Board consists of distinguished physicians and scientists who share our passion for the fight against childhood cancer. Their objective is to work collaboratively with the researchers and leaders at Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Cancer Center and Stowers Institute to select, review and monitor research grants. Our robust evaluation process, coupled with our rigorous monitoring and reporting procedures, insures that all research grants meet the mission of Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer.
Our Research is Making A Difference…
We are impacting up to 4,000 children each year and our research continues to gain momentum. Children’s Mercy Hospital just opened the doors to the Children’s Mercy Research Institute in Kansas City, which will conduct some of the most innovative research in the country. The research institute will house the research that Braden’s Hope is funding.
Braden’s Hope supports inter-institutional research involving investigators at these respective organizations:
Mission & Vision
Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for research studies of targeted therapies that shut down the activators of childhood cancers.
Our vision is to deliver hope to children and families fighting cancer.
You can make a difference for children fighting cancer.
If you are a family wanting to get involved, have a child fighting cancer or are just wanting to make a donation to help fund lifesaving research, you are at the right place.