Fund Pediatric Cancer Research


About Vara's Victors

Since her Wilms Tumor diagnosis in early 2016, 11-year-old Vara Gordon has made a commitment to advancing research in pediatric cancer. Vara met with Dr. Carl Koschmann and his lab and witnessed the great strides they had made in brain tumor research. And despite her own cancer being localized to her kidneys, Vara chose to support Koschmann Lab after seeing their incredible potential to help children with the most aggressive forms of brain tumors.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death among children ages 1-14. One out of eight children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S., or 1,190 children, are expected to die of the disease in 2017. With only 4% of the National Cancer Institute's annual budget dedicated to pediatric cancer research, any donations made to support research and treatments can be incredibly impactful on the lives of pediatric cancer patients. Please consider making a donation.



Vara's Story

Vara is 10 almost 11 and has stage 3 Wilms tumor, a cancer that makes its start in the kidneys. She relapsed after 9 months off treatment and now must undergo a rigorous treatment that causes her to be terribly ill most days. She will endure 28 weeks of chemo and has had 8 days of radiation to her lungs.
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Rock Cancer

Children (age 4-25) with cancer or a history of cancer are invited to Rock Cancer – a monthly climbing session hosted by Planet Rock and Vara’s Victors!

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Vara & Koschmann Lab

What Vara witnessed and experienced in Koschmann Lab motives her and her family to advocate for more funding for and greater awareness of pediatric cancer research.
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What Childhood Cancer Treatment Looks Like


A cure is always the goal. But the journey to remission, the treatment itself is unthinkably hard for families touched by childhood cancer. We need better cures, safer cures - and we can't get there soon enough for kids like Vara.

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