Lauren Gearon, Secretary
(Childhood Cancer Survivor)

“As a survivor of aplastic anemia, I was treated as a pre-teen by Dr. Ragab, the founder of CURE. My parents have always actively supported CURE, and I was honored to become part of the board in 1997. Every child diagnosed with cancer deserves a chance to live a full, rich life complete with all the joys it has to offer and this is not the case today. There are still too many children who die from cancer and there are many others who survive, but have long term complications due to the treatments. Not only do we need to find a cure for cancer, we need to find treatments that will cure these children in ways that are toxic only to the cancer cells, not to the children.”