The Scarlett Fund at MSK
When Scarlett James was six years old, she was diagnosed with T cell lymphoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer. Her parents brought her to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), where she received care from a world-class team of pediatric oncologists, nurses, and child life specialists that gave her the most advanced treatments available. Today, she is thriving.
Scarlett’s experience inspired the James family to raise money for critical pediatric cancer research so that in the future, children with cancer would have access to more effective treatments.
In the spring of 2014, Scarlett invited friends and family to join her in Central Park for Kids Walk, a fundraiser that gives 100% of donations to the Department of Pediatrics at MSK. Since then, supporters of The Scarlett Fund have raised $2.5 million for pediatric cancer research through MSK’s fundraising events Cycle for Survival, Fred’s Team, and Kids Walk, in addition to organizing talent shows, galas, and other social events.
The Scarlett Fund
Despite significant progress in combating childhood cancers, the primary therapeutic strategy is still chemotherapy — a treatment that’s harmful not just to cancer cells, but to healthy ones as well. It can lead to long-term side effects, which is an especially big problem for children, whose bodies are still growing.
Ways to Support the Scarlett Fund
If you are interested in raising funds for the Scarlett Fund through an event or your own page, you can join our team by clicking on the links below!
Upcoming Scarlett Fund Events
- TCS New York City Marathon - November 4, 2018
- Cycle for Survival
- New York - Saturday, March 9, 2019
- New York – Sunday, March 10, 2019
- Kids Walk - Spring, 2019