About CNCF

The Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) is a non-profit national health organization committed to finding a cure for neuroblastoma through research, education, awareness, and advocacy. CNCF initiatives educate the public about a disease dramatically lacking in awareness and funding. It serves as an advocate for families by influencing relevant legislation, as well as a liaison between healthcare providers and families. Hope unites us.

Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor cancer that arises in immature nerve cells and strikes mainly infants and toddlers .  More than 650 new cases of neuroblastoma are diagnosed annually in the U.S.  It is the most common cancer affecting infants with an incidence rate of almost double that of leukemia.   Its cause is unknown.  Nearly 70 percent of children diagnosed with neuroblastoma have advanced-stage disease.  

To learn more, visit www.nbhope.org.

We Need Your Support
Some of the biggest names in Chicago sports are committed to making the 2009 CNCF Grand Slam Gala a memorable and meaningful annual event. Be part of the team that brings hope "home" to the children and families of neuroblastoma.

CNCF Research, Education and Support
  • Since 2005, CNCF has awarded more than $1 million in grants to scientists and institutions dedicated to neuroblastoma research.
  • CNCF's annual education conference draws medical experts from all over the world to meet with families and present the latest advancements in neuroblastoma research and treatments.
  • CNCF provides an online, comprehensive Parent Handbook written by parents for parents.
  • The CNCF Medical Advisory Board consists of some of the most renowned researchers in the country and directs the funding of neuroblastoma research programs nationwide.
We would like to thank the following individuals and companies for their in-kind donations to make the Grand Slam Gala a successful event:

  • Abt Electronics
  • Chocolate Potpourri Glenview
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Tru Restaurant
  • Kane County Cougars
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Blue Man Group
  • Panera Bread
  • Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
  • The Westin Chicago River North
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • Entertainment Cruises
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Rockford IceHogs
  • Chicago Blackhawks Foundation
  • Gibson's Steakhouse
  • CubWorld.com
  • Gabriella Tallungan
  • Mark DeRosa
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