San Diego, CA – Curebound, a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that raises and
invests strategic funding in translational cancer research projects, awarded four Discovery Grants,
$599,225 in total, to support collaborative pediatric cancer research projects between UC San Diego
Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, and Rady Children’s Hospital. These funds are
part of the $1.5 million raised in 2021 by the San Diego community through the Padres Pedal the Cause
Pediatric cancer remains the leading cause of death due to disease in young children. Pediatric cancer
cannot be prevented, it can only be treated, and is one of the most underfunded areas of cancer
research with only 4% of federal grant funding directed toward childhood cancers. Given the current
lack of federal grant funding in this area, additional sources of research funding are critical to the
advancement and discovery of new treatment options.
To that end, Curebound and the San Diego community have come together to help accelerate funding
for pediatric cancer research. Curebound Kids, sponsored by Sony Interactive Entertainment, is one
of the organization’s signature community programs, which supports the youngest members of our
community who are battling cancer at Rady Children’s Hospital and provides unique experiences for
children and their families.
About Curebound …Curebound is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that raises and invests strategic funding in translational cancer research projects aimed at accelerating new discoveries to clinical application. With over $20 million raised and invested into collaborative cancer research, the
organization has funded 80+ innovative research projects with 6 clinical trials currently underway.
Curebound is founded on the deep-seated belief that cures are possible and that through the power of
collaboration and the spirit of community, we can create cures in our lifetime. For more information,
please visit www.curebound.org