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MIBG Treatment Room Construction Begins at Levine Children’s Hospital

How satisfying is it to see your $1 MILLION worth in donations at work? To be able to touch and see the impact your dollars have on kids with cancer is immeasurable. Dawn (MIBG Therapy Program Director) and Lindsay (MIBG Head RN) stopped by the Levine Children’s Hospital ISF MIBG construction site to view the first steps of construction. Demo of the current hospital rooms where the MIBG treatment area will reside are underway, with the heavy demo starting today. We look forward to sharing progress photos and watching your impact unfold.

Levine Children’s Hospital will be 1 of 20 hospitals to have a MIBG Treatment room in the U.S. The two-room MIBG suite will provide targeted radiation to pediatric neuroblastoma patients and other rare pediatric cancers with minimal side effects. This will impact kids fighting cancer beyond the greater Charlotte region. Continue reading about the ISF MIBG room.

We are looking for individuals who want to be part of providing comfortable care for the kids/families that go through MIBG Treatment. Our new MIBG Ambassador Program gives you the flexibility of raising $5,000 the way you want to raise it… 100% of funds raised through this program will be distributed very specifically through our LCH partnership with this very targeted MIBG purpose. {You do not have to be located in Charlotte to participate, contact Tia for details}

State-of-the-art cancer treatment suite planned for Levine Children’s Hospital

We talk a lot about our $1 MILLION goal this year. Dr. Javier Oesterheld, Levine Children’s Hospital head pediatric oncologist, and Isabella’s mom were on NBC Charlotte this week to discuss the new state-of-the-art MIBG room at Levine’s that will help families with kids facing cancer. Charlotte will be one out of 20 hospitals in the country that will be able to offer this to patients.


What is a MIBG, why does it need a room and why is it so expensive? Read More…

Why $1,000,000?

WHY THE $1,000,000 GOAL THIS YEAR? We have gotten this question several times. One simple fact… to bring the leading pediatric cancer treatments to local children in our surrounding communities. We have committed to fund the creation of a MIBG room at Levine Children’s Hospital​ and anticipate breaking ground in 2018.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? In just one year, our local children will not only benefit from the new MIBG room, but also trials involving MIBG therapy. With your 2017 donations, ISF was able to fund the Frontline MIBG Therapy project trial through the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). This trial hopes to reduce the number of children who relapse and reduce the burden of late effects of therapy. It will be ready for children across the country in August 2018 where an MIBG room is available. Guess who will have an MIBG room? 🙂

WHAT IS MIBG? A cutting edge, targeted therapy used to treat relapsed or high-risk neuroblastoma with little to no pain and side effects. This treatment requires a highly specialized team to deliver the therapy and a special room to assure that patients, family, and health care providers are safe.

WHY IS BUILDING A ROOM SO EXPENSIVE? The room is specifically designed for this type of therapy and is created with lead shielding due to the radioactive nature of the treatment. These lead walls provide the highest level of protection for patients and families. The MIBG room will have an adjoining suite so the patient will always be close to their family.