The Magic Yarn Project Crochets Wigs for Children With Cancer

Holly Christensen had the original idea—to crochet a yarn wig for her friend’s little daughter as she went through chemotherapy. A part-time nurse with a background in oncology, Christensen knew that chemo could make kids’ scalps too sensitive for regular wigs. She wanted to make something fun and cozy for the three-year-old girl, so she […]

Generation Z Leads New Philanthropy Push

The philanthropy bug is hitting younger and younger, according to experts, in large part because of young people’s facility with technology and networking with peers and on social media. Kids are having an astounding effect on charitable causes, raising monumental amounts of money for their causes of choice and dedicating themselves to future careers as […]

SmashFest: Over $140,000 Raised for Charities

The annual charity ping-pong challenge in Toronto, Smashfest, raised over $140,000 on Thursday last week. The event, which was hosted by the New York Rangers forward Dominic Moore, will contribute its funds to charities that assist in the research of concussions and rare cancers. This year was the third installment of the tournament, which brought […]

Kravis Foundation Pledges $100 Million to New Cancer Center

Earlier this month, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that it would be receiving a landmark $100 million gift from philanthropist and private equity mogul Henry Kravis and his wife Marie-Josée. The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation is happy to support a groundbreaking approach to precision oncology, explains the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. […]

Stephen Sutton, Charity Hero, Back In Hospital

Stephen Sutton, a 19-year-old cancer patient, raised more than £3 million for a cancer, but was re-admitted to the hospital just days before celebrating. The teen told his supporters on Facebook he was back in the hospital after developing “breathing difficulties” over the night. Sutton, who is terminally ill, collected the funds for the Teenage […]

Drug Company CEO Shamed Into Giving 7-year-old Treatment

The CEO of the drug company that had been refusing to supply lifesaving medication to a seven-year-old cancer survivor from Virginia has caved into public pressure and said the boy will now get it. Chimerix chief Kenneth Moch is reported to have actually hung up the phone on a charity that offered the $50,000 needed […]