The Katie Moore Foundation helps patients and families dealing with rare cancers.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a rare cancer, you know that it is not only a life-altering feeling, but also a lonely one. Like being cast a-sea with no oars or compass, there is little known about these diseases and sparse knowledge about how to treat them.
Founded in 2013, the Katie Moore Foundation aims to fight for patients and families dealing with rare cancers by promoting awareness and research for this category of diseases.
Rare cancers are not rare; of the roughly 1,500,000+ cancer cases diagnosed each year in the United States, approximately 1 in 4 will be rare forms of the disease. In order to make progress towards finding better outcomes, then, KMF’s mission is three-fold:
We fund promising research on under-funded diseases and promote projects which have maximum application and impact
Working with trusted partners, we help patients and families dealing with rare cancers find the information and support they need
We build awareness and community to affect positive change in the lives of those facing rare cancers and the people around them