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29 11, 2017

Holiday Cheer Program

By |November 29th, 2017|Blog, Events, Fundraisers, The Ishan Gala Foundation|Comments Off on Holiday Cheer Program

It’s that time of year again! With Thanksgiving over with, that means Christmas is just around the corner. We are as busy as the elves at the north pole filling wish lists for 30 children who have been effected by childhood cancer. These kids include the siblings of our fighters because after all, they are [...]

24 10, 2017

“Patient Voices: Childhood cancer” (from the New York Times)

By |October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Patient Voices: Childhood cancer” (from the New York Times)

Children's cancer knows no boundaries and everyone's journey is different. No matter the outcome, lives are forever changed with a cancer diagnosis of a child. They face the constant fear of relapses and life altering side effects from treatments.  Moms and dads have to explain to a pleading 7 year old that he is going to [...]

5 09, 2017

Ray Ray’s Journey: In her Grandmothers words

By |September 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Ray Ray’s Journey: In her Grandmothers words

In honor of children's cancer awareness month, we will be sharing the cancer journey's of our little heroes. Please share their stories to help us raise awareness! "Sharing the "shorten" version of our journey.. Raygan (RayRay) was 21 months old when she diagnosed with high risk NEUROBLASTOMA stage IV, poor histology, N-MYCN NON AMPLIFIED.. On [...]

2 05, 2017

Seeking motivated passionate Interns

By |May 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Seeking motivated passionate Interns

The Ishan Gala Foundation is looking to fill 2 internship position by the end of May. To apply please email a cover letter and resume to ashley@ishangala.org. Communications Intern The Communications Intern will work with staff and volunteers on digital and media activities and actions. The Communications Intern will help develop local communication initiatives, website [...]

16 02, 2017

New Mission—Same Goal

By |February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Mission—Same Goal

Mayank and Sejal Gala began the foundation in 2009 after losing their sweet boy, Ishan, to a 9 month battle against Neuroblastoma, a particularly devastating type of children's cancer. For the past 8 years IGF has focused on research to find less toxic treatments for Neuroblastoma and providing financial assistance to families with children fighting [...]

27 06, 2016

Innovative neuroblastoma immunotherapy

By |June 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Innovative neuroblastoma immunotherapy

UVA has enlisted two top doctors, Dr. Lawrence G. Lum and Dr. Daniel “Trey” Lee, to bring new innovative therapy for challenging childhood cancers. Dr. Lawrence G Lum Dr. Lum is a pediatric immunologist and has developed a novel immunotherapy using immune cells in the blood (T Cells) to target and kill [...]

17 03, 2016

Internship Position Openings

By |March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Internship Position Openings

We are currently searching to fill 3 internship positions in communication, development, and events. Gain valuable experience and skills while supporting families fighting children's cancer. Visit www.ishangala.org/work-with-us to learn more!

4 02, 2016

Ishan’s Story

By |February 4th, 2016|Blog, From Ishan's Dad|Comments Off on Ishan’s Story

Ishan's journey, Remembered by Dad Our son was born on August 28th 2006. Our lives would never be the same and life was perfect! This little bundle of joy brought so much happiness to my wife and I that we were so content in being a family. I even took a back seat in my [...]

9 11, 2015

Treatment and Prevention: CBL0137 to begin Trials soon

By |November 9th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Treatment and Prevention: CBL0137 to begin Trials soon

A new cancer treatment drug, CBL0137 (referred to as CBL) is currently being tested in adults and brings new hope to children with neuroblastoma. Researcher’s believe the drug will not only improve chances of survival, but may be able to prevent neuroblastoma if administered at birth. Best of all the new treatment does not damage [...]

21 10, 2015

Your Donations at Work

By |October 21st, 2015|About Neuroblastoma, Blog|Comments Off on Your Donations at Work

Updates from the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at UVA Children’s Hospital: About 50 to 60 patients are diagnosed with cancer at UVA each year, with 3 to 5 of the cases being Neuroblastoma. Fifteen children are seen in the clinic per day. A new Bone Marrow Transplant Program will launch this year. By the end of [...]