In 2008, Cameron and Aileen Routh launched Cure ATRT Now to fund better treatments and ultimately find a cure for atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors, the cancer afflicting their three year old daughter, Avalanna.
Avalanna created global awareness of this rare pediatric brain cancer. She also helped raise funds that enabled early lab work and the first clinical trial at Dana Farber for AT/RT. Cure ATRT Now still has so much work to do to achieve our goal and we need your help.
Avalanna came here with a purpose. She brought global awareness to AT/RT. She expanded people's hearts & minds. Avalanna inspired doctors at Dana Farber to commit to finding a cure for this deadly disease. We need to continue the movement that Avalanna launched to save the lives of children suffering from AT/RT and save the hearts of their parents who suffer daily.
Cure ATRT Now is a recognized 501c3 non-profit foundation.
Our mission is to provide hope to childhood cancer families who are battling AT/RT. We do this by funding research for better treatments & ultimately a cure for AT/RT. Cure ATRT Now provides grants for clinical trials & innovative research. Our focus is to identify & support visionary doctors & researchers, helping them to discover & apply new ideas & techniques to conquer pediatric brain cancer. Over 90 percent of all funds raised go directly to researching a cure for pediatric brain cancer.
The other 10 percent goes to putting a smile on the faces of sick children. Through our Patient Support Program, we offer support & offer a little slice of happiness through our LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE, (LLL) Vacation program, our “FroYo / Cupcake Makes Me Happy” program & chartered Princess/ Pirate cruise programs.