From the very first Hoot & Holler Benefit Concert in 2015, our valued supporters (that's you!) have made it possible to donate more than $980,000 to each of our worthy beneficiaries.
Last year, your generosity supported crucial programs at Children's Dallas including:
The Carson Leslie Foundation's mission is strategically identifying and investing in medulloblastoma/ childhood brain cancer research, leading to low toxic treatments and ultimately, a CURE.
Thanks to the support received on behalf of the Hoot & Holler benefit concert, the Carson Leslie Foundation launched a targeted medulloblastoma program, in which patients will have molecular data generated from their tumors, then compared against the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas in real-time, informing care.
This incorporates newly developed drug-matching algorithms for patient-specific recommendations, pairing with real-time drug testing on tumor samples, providing medulloblastoma patients with precise and targeted treatments.
CPRIT and the Carson Leslie Foundation annually round up Texas Childhood Brain Cancer Investigators to discuss, encourage and identify collaboration--the Researcher's Roundup. This event helps develop research priorities and investments, expand statewide initiatives, and increase access to care and research information including clinical trials.