“I want to be remembered as the kid who went down fighting and didn’t really lose.” Zach Sobiech
The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, which funds groundbreaking osteosarcoma research nationwide through Children’s Cancer Research Fund, recently topped $3 million.
Before Zach passed away from osteosarcoma in 2013, he started the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, in the hopes that his legacy would make cancer treatment safer and more effective for kids diagnosed after him. Because of Zach, his family, friends and those of you who continue to help us in his mission, researchers are making groundbreaking new discoveries about how to more effectively treat osteosarcoma.
In August 2020, Children’s Cancer Research Fund collaborated with the Sobiech family to create Zach’s Movement with a goal of raising awareness and continuing Zach’s legacy to defeat osteosarcoma. By the end of 2021, Zach’s Movement helped the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund (est. 2012) reach an incredible $3 million for osteosarcoma research. A special thank you to the Sobiech family, KS95, SPIRE Credit Union, Wayfarer Foundation, Kendra Scott and the countless fundraisers and donors for their steadfast support and dedication to continue Zach’s legacy.
“I often think about a moment during Zach’s fight where he was sharing a hospital room with a young boy, who also had cancer,” Laura said. “He said to me, ‘Mom, if I had to die so that little boy could live, I would.’ Ever since, that’s been the goal of the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund – to use Zach’s story and legacy to fund research that will save the lives of kids with osteosarcoma.”
Today, 100% of every dollar raised for the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund will go directly to osteosarcoma research for better treatments and cures.
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Treatments for osteosarcoma, the cancer that took Zach too soon, haven’t improved in decades. Zach wanted his legacy to change that. One hundred percent of all donations to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund go to research for better treatments for this deadly cancer.