Mission: Sofia's hope, inc. Was created to honor sofia isabel blanco's desire for a more perfect world. . . A world where children not only survive a cancer diagnosis and its treatment but thrive. Through this organization we hope to be able to *provide a forum for discussion and information sharing *provide the tools and resources needed to get through diagnosis, treatment & survivorship or loss *help fund programs that have been proven to enhance the quality of life of children with cancer (ie, equestrian lessons, horse therapy, art therapy, etc. ) *raise pediatric cancer awareness, and especially the fact that it's not just the diagnosis and treatment but long-term survivorship *fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, especially as it relates to their long-term effects (including prevention, detection and treatment)
Programs: Fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, especially as it relates to their long-term effects (including prevention, detection and treatment) $30,000 grant given to wayne state university school of medicine to assist in the editing of published research article on cardio protective drug to help european protocol group accept research findings and include this drug in all protocols with anthracyclines.
baptist, jackson and miami children's hospitals christmas gifts and party. For the hospitals christmas gifts were purchased for the current patients of the cancer floor, more specifically the teenage patients. Ipads were purchased to be given as gifts and gift cards to local supermarkets and meal vouchers for the hospitals were purchased and given to families of newly treated patients.
the organization provided an art program for children when they were in the clinic or hospital. This program provided the kids with an hour with an artist who helped them make clay figures that they could film in a video. There was also food provided. This is just another way that this organization hopes to take the stress off of the patients and families for a short time while they are receiving treatment.