About the Cause

Kate’s Cause was formed after our beautiful daughter passed away from childhood cancer at the tender age of four. After she passed, we (her family) promised that her death would not be in vain. We launched Kate’s Cause in her honor and memory to accomplish three goals.

Raise awareness.

Currently, the federally funded National Cancer Institute (NCI) only allocates 4% of its annual budget to research for childhood cancers. Small organizations such as ours cannot do it alone. We NEED the government to help make our children a national priority and provide MORE THAN FOUR!

Raise funds for research.

We want to support the most promising prospects in pediatric oncology research: for better and less toxic treatments for the kids in treatment today and for the kids who will be diagnosed tomorrow.

Give back to the pediatric cancer community.

We want to support the pediatric cancer community that so wholeheartedly embraced us through various donations, drives and activities for Kate’s beloved clinic, The Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and her treatment hospital, Inova Children’s Hospital.