NJ Heroes Honors 13-Year-Old Head of Pediatric Cancer Foundation

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on February 1, 2012

New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie, founder of NJ Heroes, honored the 13-year-old cancer survivor and founder of the “Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer” foundation as the first NJ Hero of 2012, according to the Livingston Patch.

The 13-year-old founder of Make Some Noise, an eighth grader in Morristown, New Jersey was chosen to help raise funds and awareness of pediatric cancer. He established Make Some Noise in 2009, the very year he was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. With the help of his mother, they put together a Scientific Advisory Board, which included the Heads of Pediatric Cancer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Sloan Kettering, and other reputed cancer hospitals across the nation. To date, the foundation has raised over $600,000 in support of the most promising pediatric cancer research.

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the 12 leading types of pediatric cancers include leukemias, or blood cancers, and cancers of the central nervous system and brain. More than half of all childhood cancer cases involve brain and/or nervous system cancers. In 2007, an estimated 10,400 children under 15-years-old were diagnosed with cancer in the United States. According to the Livingston Patch, approximately 20,000 children are fighting cancer at any given moment in the U.S. today.

Cancer is a life-threatening disease for people of all ages, but it is especially dangerous for children. Timely and correct diagnosis and treatment are essential for effective treatment and a favorable prognosis.

At Blume Forte, our dedicated New Jersey failure to diagnose cancer attorneys are committed to representation of children and their families who have suffered undue pain and suffering, as well as other hardships as the result of a physician’s failure to provide a timely and/or correct diagnosis and treatment. Call us at (973) 635-5400 to determine whether your potential claim may have merit.

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