Fashion Funds the Cure
Our 43 Challenge for Research

Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. Over the past 30 years, we have promised to conduct innovative and impactful research to find less toxic, more effective treatment options for children battling cancer. Last May, we expanded the scope of our research initiatives and conducted our first ever 43 Challenge that offered 4.3 million dollars in funding to the next groundbreaking, novel, unique scientific ideas. The challenge was available nationally to researchers from various scientific studies and backgrounds. 

After months of review from our advisory committee, we are thrilled to announce the winning submissions!

Pediatric Oncologist, Dr. Dan Weiser
from Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center / Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Dr. Weiser’s science has identified a novel technology that can control and degrade a specific c-MYC gene across many types of cancer. Since c-MYC is detected in 74% of human cancers, the ability to degrade and attack this common link has the potential to transform the treatment of cancer.

Dr. Keisuke Iwamoto
from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Iwamoto is a renowned expert on radiation and its use in cancer treatment. Using his studies into the radiological effects of nuclear bombs on survivors during WWII, he will use quantum mechanics to target specific tumor cells without harming normal cells, revolutionizing cancer treatment.

Dr. Gregory Sullivan
from Paratope Bio, LLC

The work of Dr. Sullivan and Paratope Bio, LLC will leapfrog traditional drug development to produce an intelligent set of innate antibodies that have limited toxicity and would specifically attack pediatric tumors.

Help Fund the Cure

Every proposal submitted offers a glimmer of hope for children battling cancer and their families. We are proud to be funding an impactful percentage of the novel initiatives submitted, but there is still much work to be done.

The 43 Challenge brought a need for more than $50 million in research. Every proposal submitted could make a difference for children battling cancer. Donate today and Help Fund the Cure!

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