On April 7, the GO BO Foundation donated its second check (out of three guaranteed in three years) of $25,000 to the High Risk Hematologic Malignancy Program (HRHM), in partnership with the MACC Fund, at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The HRHM Program consists of laboratory scientists and clinical researchers focused on improving survival of children and young adults with hard to treat leukemia. Laboratory scientists use leukemia samples from kids and animal models of childhood leukemia to find newer and more effective therapies. Clinical researchers “translate” these laboratory findings into clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies in children. The HRHM program consists of a cohesive group of researchers that interact from the development of new therapies through clinical testing. Money from the Go Bo Foundation to the MACC Fund will be used to develop and enroll patients on clinical trials testing innovative therapies for kids with relapsed leukemia.
The majority of the money is raised by the GO BO Foundation’s Annual Cookie & Bake Sale, created by Jill Wettstein and Sarah DeNamur. The 2016 bake sale will take place on Columbus Day weekend and Fall Fest weekend in Sister Bay.
Annika Johnson and the GO BO Foundation thank everyone who continues to support the Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer.