Curing Kids Cancer, a Cobb nonprofit started in memory of 9-year-old Killian Owen, has completed its $1.5 million endowment at the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Today the young man, who lost his battle to cancer in 2003, lives on as the Killian Owen/Curing Kids Cancer Clinical Research office.
“After Killian died, we dedicated ourselves to finding new cutting-edge therapies for childhood cancer,” says his mother Grainne Owen, who is also the founder and executive director of Curing Kids Cancer. “Endowing the Clinical Research Office at the Aflac Cancer Center means that research can take place in the same hospital where he was treated.”
Since it was founded, Curing Kids Cancer has raised more than $4 million for pediatric cancer research through partnerships with sports teams at local and national levels, community involvement, corporate sponsorships and support from national sports figures. To learn more about the nonprofit, visit curingkidscancer.org.