Day 28 of 175…147 Days Until Race Day
Today is Day 2 of our 13th Annual Cares For Kids Radiothon on The New 93Q.
With another 14-hour day broadcasting at Texas Children’s Hospital, I won’t have a chance to get my run in until tonight and I didn’t want to miss the day to bring awareness to the cause of childhood cancer.
Since we make our annual Snowdrop Foundation Chelsey Coy Campbell Cure Childhood Cancer research contribution to Dr. Nino Rainusso today, I thought an introduction to him is appropriate.
Dr. Nino Rainusso, is an assistant professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. He is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist specializing in the care of children with sarcomas.
His research focuses in the role of cancer stem cells in the development and progression of pediatric sarcomas. Dr. Rainusso has been awarded numerous honors for his research, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award (2009). He is a St. Baldrick’s Scholar and has received funding from the Snowdrop Foundation, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Children’s Cancer
Research Fund to support his work.
One other thing that makes Dr. Rainusso amazing and impressive is that he, himself, is a pediatric cancer survivor having beaten thyroid cancer at age 17.
It is our pleasure to give another $150,000 to Dr. Rainusso to continue his life-saving research.
Who will you meet tomorrow?