Smashing Walnuts funds childhood brain cancer research. Research means progress, and progress is a promise for a better outcome in the future. Biological research and preclinical testing can identify and validate new therapeutic targets for childhood brain cancer. But it takes funding.
Sources of funding for childhood cancers, including pharmaceutical companies and the National Cancer Institute, fall short for children. Even American Cancer Society donations yield less than 1 percent for childhood cancer research. Lack of funding doesn’t mean there is no cure.
Gabriella Miller, the 10-year old founder of Smashing Walnuts, was frustrated with the funding gap. When she famously swore in a video interview (then giggled at her audacity), it was a fitting moment and a call to action.