Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program Progressing Michael's Dream 2018
It was a dream that started with a very incredible and brave young man.
Even though Michael Cuccione was going through his own personal battle with childhood cancer he chose not to let his cancer define him, but instead taking it head on also started to raise money for childhood cancer research.
Starting the Michael Cuccione Foundation to realize his dream that no child should ever have to go through what he has gone through.
He spoke on stage in front of thousands spreading his message.
"One person can only do so much, but together we can make a difference." he would preach.
Even with every ounce of fight he had, in the end the side effects of cancer treatments took Michael.
But what cancer couldn't do is stop the dream. The Michael Cuccione Foundation has picked up where Michael was forced to leave off and they've continued his amazing work.
Michael believed that researchers needed funding and without them we'll never find a cure for childhood cancer.
23 years later Michael's vision is coming true. And while childhood cancer cure rates have increased to 80%, the treatments that are used on children is quite fierce, particularly if the cancer relapses, sometimes causing long term side effects into a childs teenage and adult years.
The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program is working hard to find better cures the first time. And working hard to find extremely targeted cures if the cancer returns. Date Added: 2019-06-07