• NECA Maryland hosts golf event to benefit CCF

    |May 22, 2024|

    The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. extends our gratitude to Maryland NECA Executive Director and Board member William Yull and Maryland NECA for hosting a wonderful golf tournament on Monday, May 20th. This annual event raised over $50,000 for CCF and will directly impact advances in research to find treatments... Read More >

  • Catching up with Yiouli Ktena, M.D., 2023 CCF Giant Food NextGen Awardee

    |April 1, 2024|

    CCF proudly presented the 2023 Giant Food Next Gen Award, a grant of $100,000, to Yiouli Ktena, M.D. at our November 2023 Gala. In January 2024, Dr. Ktena kindly met with me over Zoom to discuss her current research and the path that got her there. While I understood her work with leukemia and bone marrow transplants to be groundbreaking,... Read More >

  • From Tasha’s Laptop: Coming full circle with Curt Civin, M.D.

    |March 15, 2024|

    Dr. Civin (far R) with his team at the University of MD in 2023. In discussing the CCF mission, we focus on the importance of funding early research of young investigators, helping them advance in a consistently underfunded specialty. At the same time, CCF recognizes the value of supporting those who have been changing the field of pediatric... Read More >

  • CCF announces 2024 Call for Proposals

    |February 13, 2024|

    The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CCF) is pleased to announce that its 2024 Call for Proposals is open. Yiouli Ktena, M.D. of Johns Hopkins is awarded the CCF Giant Food NextGen award at the 2023 CCF Gala. Each year, CCF accepts requests for research and program funding from local researchers and programs seeking to advance cures and support... Read More >

  • 2023 CCF Holiday Party brings together local survivors and families to enjoy an afternoon of good food, good fun and Santa!

    |December 5, 2023|

    Aubree Montgomery receives her gift bag from Santa. Over 125 guests, including patients, survivors, family members, hospital staff and supporters gathered at The Periodic Table in Columbia, MD on Saturday, December 2nd to enjoy an afternoon of friendship, survivorship and activities, hosted by The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. Kids undergoing treatment, their siblings, parents and extended family members... Read More >

  • 39th Annual CCF Gala brought together local cancer fighters, researchers, businesses, and community members for a memorable evening

    |November 8, 2023|

    CCF Board Chair Jerry Chadwick and President Tasha Museles join CCF Board Secretary and Giant representative Terry McGowan in presenting Yiouli Ktena, MD of Johns Hopkins with the CCF Giant Food NextGen Award. On November 4, 2023, over 500 guests celebrated at the 39th annual CCF Gala. Emceed by WJZ-TV Sports Director Mark Viviano, CCF presented the 2023... Read More >

  • From Tasha’s Laptop: How Cancer Diagnoses has Shaped Career Paths for Two Sisters

    |October 23, 2023|

    Olivia Oakley and her sister Payton at 2023 CCF Research Symposium on left, and Valerie Nguyen and her sister Cecilia in 2010. In past blogs, I’ve featured some remarkable parents who have moved forward from their child’s battle with cancer and transformed their pain into a non-profit or foundation, whether the goal is to increase awareness about melanoma... Read More >

  • The Children’s Inn Annual Shirley’s Kids Respite Weekend – September 23-24, 2023

    |September 26, 2023|

    “I liked this trip better than soccer, and you know how much I love soccer!” - Children's Inn resident at the end of the respite weekend CCF was proud to support the 8th Annual Shirley’s Kids Respite Weekend – a program funded to honor CCF’s founder, Shirley Howard. Five families from The Children’s Inn began their weekend with CCF on... Read More >

  • The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. announces the 2023 CCF Gift of Life Honoree

    |September 18, 2023|

    EMD Sales, Inc. along with M&T Bank, The Coomes Family, local researchers and organizations, will be recognized at the Annual CCF Gala On November 4, 2023, The Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) will present the 2023 Gift of Life Award to Elda Devarie and EMD Sales, Inc. at its 39th Annual Gala. The award is CCF’s highest honor -- recognizing leaders... Read More >

  • From Tasha’s Laptop: Honoring Elda Devarie and EMD Sales Inc.

    |August 8, 2023|

    Elda Devarie (center, in red) and her management team. When I first met Elda Devarie, I could tell that her warmth was genuine and her passion for supporting CCF was sincere. We are excited to present her and EMD Sales, Inc. with the Gift of Life Award at the 39th Annual CCF Gala on November 3, 2023. For... Read More >