This Year's Project: UNMC Public Health Watershed Project
Sammys Superheroes Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Columbus, Nebraska, whose mission is to raise awareness for childhood cancer and fund life-saving research aimed at finding cures. Childhood cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children.
Current Project: UNMC Public Health Watershed Project
We hope to raise funds to support a study currently being conducted at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health College of Public Health. This study focuses on the possible role of contaminants in Nebraska surface and ground waters in the etiology of adverse health conditions, particularly pediatric cancer and birth defects. They will analyze the nitrate data in various ways to relate the levels of pediatric cancers in the approximately 75 watersheds we are using in Nebraska. They are pursuing this investigative approach to try to understand "hotspots" for pediatric cancers and birth defects in Nebraska. Although this study will be an extensive study conducted over many years, Sammy's Superheroes is proud to be a part of making a difference in Nebraska!
Any additional funds raised will go towards our ongoing childhood cancer research project with the University of Chicago Medicine pediatric cancer data commons.