Miles For Hope
Miles For Hope funds cutting-edge brain-tumor research and clinical trials, and provides medical travel assistance to patients. Miles For Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by a brain-cancer survivor.
The focus of Miles For Hope is to raise awareness and funding for life-saving research in Moving Towards A Cure® for brain tumors. In addition to supporting the latest research, advancements and clinical trials, Miles For Hope offers patients and their families much-needed support, including information about up-to-date treatment options. Miles For Hope also provides medically necessary flight assistance to patients so they can get the treatment they need.
Miles For Hope’s initial goal was to raise enough funds to expand a brain-tumor vaccine trial at UCLA Medical Center to include Grade II brain-tumor patients. This trial shows great promise and has more than doubled the survival rate of brain-tumor patients. In July, Miles For Hope partnered with two other brain-tumor organizations, Accelerated Brain Cancer Cure Foundation (ABC2) and the Stephen M. Coffman Charitable Trust, in awarding a $100,000 research grant to UCLA neurosurgeon Linda Liau, M.D., Ph.D., to begin the clinical trial, “Optimizing Dendritic Cell Vaccination for Low-Grade Glioma Patients,” the first trial of its kind for patients diagnosed with this common form of brain cancer.
The next step is to fund a vaccine trial for pediatric brain-tumor patients. To continue funding this cutting-edge research while raising awareness of this devastating disease, Miles For Hope is hosting Moving Towards A Cure® 5k Run/Walk events across the country. The next events will be held in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 22 and in Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 10.
Visit www.MilesForHope.org to learn more and to find upcoming events in your area.