The St. Baldrick’s Foundation provides over $1.2 million in childhood cancer research grants nationwide

LOS ANGELES, November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the nation’s largest charitable funder of childhood cancer research, is proud to announce its latest round of infrastructure grants worth more than $1.2 million. Twenty-seven grants were awarded in 20 states to expand patient access to clinical trials in childhood cancer and accelerate scientific discovery to fight childhood cancer.

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These grants, made possible by volunteers and generous donors from St. Baldrick’s, are critical to ensuring that more children are treated in clinical trials – often a child’s last chance for a cure.

Clinical trials are the final phase of research leading to new approved drugs and/or therapies that improve the quality of life for patients and survivors. The foundation’s infrastructure grants support programs and the necessary personnel to initiate and coordinate clinical trials.

“Research is hope, and the commitment and generosity of the St. Baldrick’s community empowers researchers to save children’s lives,” said Kathleen Ruddy, CEO of St. Baldrick’s. “Countless children are alive today thanks to volunteers, donors and researchers. Together they make more childhood cancer survivors.”

Recent grants bring total research funded by St. Baldrick’s Foundation to $324 million and 1,701 grants since 2005.

The following institutions received grants:

  • Arizona
    • Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix
  • California
    • Orange County Children’s Hospital (CHOC), Orange
    • Loma Linda University, Loma Linda
    • University of California, Los Angeles
    • Valley Children’s Healthcare, Madera
    • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
  • Connecticut
    • Connecticut Children, Hartford
  • District of Columbia
    • National Children’s Medical Center (WDC), Washington
  • Florida
    • St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa, Tampa
  • Georgia
    • Child Health of Atlanta, Atlanta
  • Illinois
    • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago
  • Indiana
    • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Iowa
    • Blank Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Des Moines
  • Louisiana
    • New Orleans Children’s Hospital, New Orleans
    • Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans
  • Michigan
    • Michigan Foundation Children’s Hospital, Detroit
  • Missouri
    • SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis
  • New Jersey
    • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson
  • New Mexico
    • University of New Mexico HSC, Albuquerque
  • new York
    • The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, Albany
    • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse
  • North Carolina
    • Health Sciences from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem
  • South Carolina
    • Bon Secours Health System St. Francis, Greenville
  • Texas
    • El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation, El Paso
    • University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), San Antonio
  • Virginia
    • The King’s Daughters Children’s Hospital, Norfolk
  • Wisconsin
    • HSHS St Vincent Hospital, Green Bay

The next round of scholarships will be announced in January 2023. For more information on St. Baldrick’s Foundation grants or ways to get involved, visit

About St Baldrick’s Foundation

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer somewhere. In the US, 1 in 5 will not survive. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest charitable funder of childhood cancer research grants, is dedicated to defeating childhood cancer by supporting the most promising research to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. When you donate to St. Baldrick’s, you’re not just donating to a hospital—you’re supporting virtually every facility with the expertise to treat children with cancer in the United States Future – have access to the most advanced treatments by supporting every phase of research, from new From ideas in the lab to training the next generation of researchers to life-saving clinical trials. Visit and help #ConquerKidsCancer.

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