A Word from the Director of Texas Children’s Cancer Center
David G. Poplack, M.D.
March 21, 2017
Dear Friends of Mothers Against Cancer,
I am writing in appreciation for the outstanding support
that Texas Children’s Cancer Center receives from Mothers Against Cancer.Our Center has benefitted from the
extraordinary support from Mothers Against Cancer for over 27 years.Over that time MAC volunteers have donated over
$6 million to help our Center in the fight against childhood cancer!Countless children have been cured as result
of the research funding MAC have provided to Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
Texas Children’s Cancer Center is the number one children’s
cancer center in Texas!We are also the
largest and finest cancer center in the nation!Children come here from throughout Texas, across the nation and from
more than 25 foreign countries to receive care that they can’t receive
elsewhere.We do more clinical studies
and development of new therapies than any other pediatric cancer program in the
world.As a consequence the research
that takes place at Texas Children’s Cancer Center is transformational and is
helping children through the world.Texas Children’s Cancer Center provides the most advanced patient care,
conducts cutting edge pediatric cancer research and is training the next
generation of leaders in the field.
It is critically important that all of you who have who have
supported Mothers Against Cancer understand the tremendous impact your support
has made on our program.Your funding
has made a dramatic difference in the struggle against childhood cancer.Today, children are receiving therapies they
would not have access to, if it weren’t for Mothers Against Cancer.As a result, more children are being saved
each year.We are proud of this progress
but understand that it has only been possible because of your hard work and
extraordinary volunteerism.Despite the
fact that we are making great strides, however, far too many children die from
childhood cancer.It remains the leading
cause of non-accidental death in children.For this reason we need your continued help and support.
On behalf of our young patients and their families, I want
to thank you for your ongoing commitment and for the unique partnership we have
built to reach our common goal of eliminating childhood cancer.
As we look forward to the year ahead, I would be remiss if I
didn’t mention the annual Mothers Against Cancer luncheon which has become a
hallmark of the Holiday Season. We are grateful to Mothers Against Cancer for
all you do to help children struggling with cancer and their families.