Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation's Collaborative Approach to Eliminating Cancer as a Threat to Our Children
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Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation's Collaborative Approach to Eliminating Cancer as a Threat to Our Children

Imagine a world without childhood cancer…At Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation we are laser-focused on turning this dream into reality. Our strategy is bold and unique and is based on community-wide teamwork and collaboration with emphasis on Advocacy, Awareness, Research and Family Support. Our founders, Dena and Billy Sherwood, recognized the importance of collaboration and the impact it would have, so they made the decision early on to join forces with dozens of the world’s leading pediatric oncologists, hundreds of like-minded foundations and thousands of dedicated childhood cancer families and advocates. Working together, we are accelerating the timeline to bring safer and less-toxic treatments to our children sooner rather than later. Over the last ten years we have made progress toward this goal and we are determined to do even more in the current decade. Rather than focusing solely on our foundation and raising funds, we have chosen a different strategy, which focuses on individuals, families, unity, collaboration, and advancing the community as a whole. We are a small and nimble foundation that actively seeks out ways to have the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time. We have discovered ways to leverage the funds we do raise to get the biggest return on investment. Many of our initiatives can’t be measured by a dollar amount, so they don’t show up on our balance sheet, but they are vitally important to th