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Please join us for the 2016 fundraising event benefiting our mission to eradicate childhood acute myeloid leukemia. Learn more>>
Who We Are
The Blue Butterfly Campaign was initiated by Max’s Blue Butterfly, a non-profit organization created to raise money for research to find a cure for childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Leukemia is tragically now the leading cause of death among children and is shockingly under-funded. The Blue Butterfly Campaign is designed to change that! Read more >>>
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Thanks to millions of dollars in funding and the work of many respected organizations, there is a 90% survival rate for the most common form of childhood leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). We are specifically targeting AML because it is a less common sub-type of childhood leukemia and also has the highest mortality rate for children (40-50% survival).
Pharmaceutical companies are typically the largest funders of research in any area, and often for business purposes they focus the majority of their efforts on diseases that impact the largest groups. Because AML cases represent a smaller percentage of all childhood leukemia diagnoses this disease is currently underfunded. According to most leading experts in this field “much work remains to be done to improve outcomes for this group of patients.” Our mission is to help eradicate childhood cancer.
Thanks t0 YOU!
Thanks to generous supporters like you, together we have raised over $200,000 so far! Learn more about the previous research the BBC supported>>
The Blue Butterfly Campaign donated $45,000 to Dr. Peter Kurre in 2014 to purchase the instrument needed to identify special markers released by leukemic cells in the blood making early detection and cancer relapse easier to recognize. Because of this donation, Dr. Kurre and his team were able to continue the critical research moving their studies closer to helping the kids with AML.
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2014 donation, $45,000 check presented to the Dr. Peter Kurre of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital