OUR STORY


Young adult cancer patients have continued to see little change in treatment options and survival rates

Rutledge Cancer Foundation was founded in 2011, after 15 year old Carley Rutledge was diagnosed with stage IV Ewing sarcoma, an aggressive bone and soft tissue cancer. When friends and family learned that teen and young adult cancer patients had seen little change in treatment options and survival rates for over 30 years, they decided to take action. The first fundraiser was a kickball tournament that raised over $35,000 to help fund a teen room at Cook Children’s Medical Center and much needed sarcoma research.

By supporting innovative research, we hope to bring less toxic, life-saving therapies

A year following standard treatment, Carley relapsed and was given a 6% chance of survival, but thanks to enrolling in an immunotherapy clinical trial, she is doing well today. By supporting innovative research, we hope to bring less toxic, life-saving therapies, like the one Carley received, to others battling sarcomas and solid tumor cancers.

Please join us in easing cancer’s impact, raising survival rates and finding a cure

From the beginning, Rutledge Cancer Foundation and its supporters have volunteered thousands of hours to help young people with cancer. Many of us have been in the shoes of our patients and their families. It is the knowledge that we have acquired, the collaborations that we have created, and the community that we have gathered, that will bring change and a healthier future to young cancer patients. Please join us in easing cancer’s impact, raising survival rates and finding a cure.
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