Our Connection to the Cure Starts Now Foundation
Since the company began in 2009, ExVoto has given a portion of each sale to The Cure Starts Now Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research which is devoted to raising research funding for pediatric brain cancer. When a donation is received by this foundation, 100% of that donation goes directly to research grants for pediatric brain cancer cures.
Our family came to know the founders of The Cure Starts Now, Brooke and Keith Desserich, while our daughters were being treated for the same inoperable brain tumor at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. Both of our daughters passed away that same year and Brooke and Keith, two of the smartest, most talented and energetic professionals I have ever met, committed to finding a cure and began The Cure Starts Now Foundation.
Since they began, The Cure Starts Now has been able to give millions in research grants and has been instrumental in bringing together top researchers and physicians from all over the country for the purpose of finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer, specifically DIPG. When the foundation began, there were only 2 researchers dedicated to DIPG, and today there are over 170 researchers studying that tumor. Researchers and doctors agree that if we can find a cure for this aggressive and incredibly difficult to treat brain cancer, then we may just have the home-run cure for all cancers!
My husband and I both volunteer with this foundation and we are continually amazed at the advancements in research they have been able to be a part of so far. We both are convinced that, if a cure is to be found, The Cure Starts Now will a part of the process.