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Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation

The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation was originally founded in January 2006 in order to support the family and health care needs of Grace as she fought Neuroblastoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. While Grace’s valiant fight against Neuroblastoma ended in October of 2007, the dream to help other children fighting cancer did not die. Families suffer financial hardships from insurance denials, travel challenges and expenses, excessive time away from work, and lost wages. Here in Fredericksburg, families are forced to travel for even the most basic clinical procedures. More importantly their family endures stresses that are devastating. Simply keeping the family together is a monumental struggle. Pediatric cancer researchers are constantly under-funded and are desperate for money to try and develop new treatments. The GOCF has helped cancer families through the provision of direct assistance grants. We have also helped researchers develop cutting edge treatments by funding the Loneliest Road Campaign, a nationwide fundraising and awareness campaign for Dr. Cheung's immunotherapy work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The Directors of the GOCF now have the vision to help local families conquer all of these challenges through the development of a full-service pediatric field clinic here in our region. This will become a reality, but we can’t do it without your help. Please participate in the Foundation's fundraising events to help this vision become a reality. Our commitment to our contributors is to use every dollar wisely to best serve families struggling with the battle against childhood cancer.

The Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation, voted the 2008 Best Children's Charity by the Fredericksburg Parent and Family Magazine, is a non-stock corporation registered with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Corporation Commission and is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization. Our Federal Tax ID number is 20-5721036.

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