GTK CHARITY BALL

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

At just 7 months old, Laykin was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer. The entire family was devastated. At the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, she received a treatment regimen based on new research, which showed that treatment could be successful at lower dosages and over a shorter time while reducing serious side effects. Today, Laykin is a spunky toddler and remains cancer-free.

The Peckham Center is the largest pediatric cancer center serving San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties and is at the forefront of research to discover better treatments, and ultimately cures, for pediatric cancers. They are dedicated to helping the children and families who need them and saving lives.

Through the alliance with the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, they are part of the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Diego. NCI-designated centers conduct groundbreaking research and are a primary source of discovery for innovative and more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, UC San Diego and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital formed an alliance back in 2007, focusing on clinical, translational and basic research for pediatric cancers. The Center is also part of the Region IX Hemophilia Cooperative Group and the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest pediatric clinical trials organization in the world helping children with cancer.

Along with conducting cutting-edge research, they provide comprehensive care, offering a full range of clinical services as well as psychosocial programs and resources. These psychosocial programs include child life services, clinical social worker services, a parent liaison program, support groups, spiritual care, and a palliative/supportive care program.

From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, the outstanding team is there for the entire family, every step of the way.

Your support of the 104th Charity Ball on February 16 at the Hotel Del Coronado helps ensure Rady Children’s will always be there for every child. Through generosity, children like Laykin will enjoy healthier futures. On behalf of these children, thank you.

Save the Date: 104th Charity Ball on February 16 at the Hotel Del Coronado.

www.helpsdkids.org/charityball