For the sixth year, Force 3 hosted the Crushin’ Cancer Crab Feast to benefit The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CCF). Over 400 guests arrived at The Jetty Dock Bar in Grasonville, MD on a beautiful evening, ready to eat crabs, bid on silent auction items, participate in raffles, celebrate three courageous kids, and raise funds for the fight against childhood cancer.
CEO and CCF Board Member Mike Greaney, presented $50,000 to CCF and the work of Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. This year marked $1 M donated to CCF since the Force 3/CCF partnership began.
Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky, a pediatric oncologist specializing in Ewing Sarcoma, who also serves as Chair of the CCF Scientific Advisory Board, credits companies like Force 3 with advancing cutting edge research. Dr. Toretsky cites CCF’s early funding of his ideas as a critical component in establishing research that led to the first drug to specifically target Ewing sarcoma, currently in clinical trials. “My approach going forward,” Dr. Toretsky states, “is to continue to find novel cutting-edge science that can be used to develop the next generation of drugs for childhood cancer.”
CCF staff was joined by Board members Matt Boyd, Paul Schwab, John Carver and Jerry Chadwick. We also recognized pediatric cancer survivors Emma Miller, Andrew Oberle and Payton Oakley and their families during the brief program.
CCF extends our deepest appreciation to all the event sponsors, to Force 3 and to the selfless efforts of all researchers working to find a cure for pediatric cancer. The journey continues to find a cure!