In April 2008, Hayley Hunter was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer. She was only nine years old, but she met surgery, six cycles of toxic chemotherapy, twelve rounds of radiation, and an autologous stem cell transplant with determination and spunk. It worked. These effective, but harsh, treatments were able to rid Hayley of her disease.
Unfortunately, the current treatments available for neuroblastoma do not guarantee that Hayley is cured. She’s still at risk for relapse and secondary cancers like leukemia and thyroid cancer, as well as infertility, scoliosis and other significant side effects. Hayley’s parents, Eddie and Tammy Hunter, matched their daughter’s determination to get better with the determination to find a cure, by forming the Hayley Hunter Research Fund.
The purpose of the Hayley Hunter Research Fund is to provide funding for basic and clinical research relating to neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of the central nervous system. Mainly affecting children, neuroblastoma is a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, a nerve network that carries messages from the brain throughout the body. The fund raises money through increasing awareness of childhood cancer, and though their annual Hayley Hunter Golf Tournament.
If you are interested in donating to the Hayley Hunter Fund, click here and choose “Hayley Hunter Fund” in the program section. Your gift will be directed accordingly.
Checks can also be made out to CURE Childhood Cancer, with “Hayley Hunter Fund” written on the notes line. Mail checks to: CURE Childhood Cancer, 1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N-402, Atlanta, GA 30338