Hugs for Brady Foundation Awards $100,000 for CINJ Pediatric Cancer Research

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on April 25, 2012

According to an article in NJ Today, the Hugs for Brady Foundation, founded by Sherrie and Michael Wells in July 2010 after the death of their child, has committed $100,000 to the Hugs for Brady Young Investigator Award in pediatric oncology/hematology for Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).

The Hugs for Brady Foundation has always been active in providing pediatric cancer patients certain comforts of home while they undergo treatment, but now it aims to make a difference “behind-the-scenes” as well, by providing scientists with the resources they need to research treatment and cures. The $100,000 provides a two-year grant to a young academic scientist or physician who exhibits exceptional promise and ability for innovative pediatric cancer research.

In their continued supportive efforts, the Hugs for Brady Foundation is sponsoring a Twilight 5K & Family Fun Run on April 28, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.

The news that their child has been diagnosed with cancer is devastating to a parent. It is the hope that through devoted research and hard work, children will be diagnosed and treated earlier during the disease process; thereby positively affecting their prognosis. Only through accurate and timely diagnosis and appropriate and effective treatment will a child be afforded a better chance at being a cancer survivor.

If your child has suffered as the result of a healthcare provider’s failure to diagnose or accurately, effectively or timely treat their cancer, you may have cause for civil action. To speak to one of the experienced New Jersey failure to diagnose cancer lawyers at Blume Forte about your legal rights and potential options, call us at (973) 635-5400.

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