Robert J. Michalski Memorial Fund
100% of funds raised will go toward pediatric brain cancer research
Robert J. Michalski passed away at age 58 after a more than 2.5 year battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) – malignant brain cancer. GBM is considered a grade IV tumor. They are the most aggressive and are very infiltrative, spreading into other parts of the brain quickly. During that time, Rob was instrumental in one of the drug trials he participated in. He was committed to using his cancer battle to help others and further research.
As told to us by our Board Chair, his daughter, Kristen Alexander, he LOVED kids. He had 3 beautiful grandkids he absolutely adored and would do anything for. She knows Rob would be honored by this fund. 100% of the funds raised will be used to fund pediatric brain cancer research.
For 2021, the funding will be directed specifically to expand and optimize the DIPG/Spinal Tumor (H3K27m) Car T Cell Trial at Stanford. Together we can fund the fight for HOPE to treat these otherwise terminal brain tumors. DIPG won’t wait and neither can we!
During the month of July, donations will be matched up to $50,000 (across our efforts).
If you would like more information about this fund, or the trial, please feel free to contact Kristen at [email protected]
THANK YOU for your support!
With Faith, Love, and Much Hope for a Cure,
The Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation Team