Dr. Donald Small, Dir., Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center, Ira Kress, Sr. VP, Operations, Giant Food and Dave Johnson, WTOP Radio and Voice of Washington Wizards pose with Ambassadors Mary, Noah, and Emma

On July 18th, Giant Food kicked off its 2017 pediatric cancer program at the Verizon Center, in Washington, D.C.. Since 2005, Giant Food has raised over $17 million for pediatric cancer research. The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. has been a proud and grateful beneficiary of Giant Food’s generosity.

The emcee was Dave Johnson, WTOP Radio and the voice of the Washington Wizards. Giant Food store managers and executives attended the kick-off, along with the 2017 Giant Food Ambassadors.

CCF Giant Food Ambassador, Emma Miller, of Westminster, MD, shared her inspiring story along with other Ambassadors Noah and Mary. Emma’s story can be found here.

Another ambassador, Noah, an avid drummer, performed during the event.  The Ambassadors and their families touched the hearts of all with their inspiring stories of triumph, faith, family and perseverance.


Emma stands by her banner with her parents Mike and Jenn.

What is the Giant Food pediatric cancer program?

This year, Giant Food will kick off the 2017 program on August 18th and it will run through October 12th.

Through the offer of a $5 coupon book, Giant Food aims to raise $2 million to support pediatric cancer research and programs.

The funds will benefit CCF as well as the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Next Gen Award

Since 2013, Giant Food additionally supports CCF’s mission to invest in pediatric cancer research by funding a CCF Giant Food NextGen Research Award which supports area researchers that are just starting their career in pediatric oncology.

More information about the 2016 Next Gen Research Awardee, Dr. Jeffrey Rubens can be found here.

CCF is grateful to Board member Terry McGowan, Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance at Giant Food and to Giant Food for their loyal and generous support.


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