Anni's Army Foundation Announces First Research-Focused Donation
Rockford, MI - Anni's Army Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising funds and awareness of pediatric brain cancer, announced today its first research-focused donation. A $25,000 donation has been made to Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine's Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Research Program, Dr. Michael Taylor, and his Preventative Pathway for Medulloblastoma team.
"We look forward to sharing more details in the coming months on the preventative research Dr. Michael Taylor and his team are doing," said Mark and Lynn Meier, Co-Founders of Anni's Army Foundation. "For now, we want to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to those who have and continue to support Anni’s Army Foundation. We take stewardship of every donation seriously and by way of this funding, have faith that thousands of families will be positively impacted in the future."
Taylor, a world-renowned physician, neurosurgeon, and researcher has extensive experience and passion for brain cancer research. Taylor leads a team of investigators dedicated to pursuing preventative therapies, avoiding damaging treatment, and providing a superior quality of life for children with particularly difficult-to-treat pediatric brain tumors, including medulloblastoma.
About Dr. Michael Taylor
Dr. Michael Taylor is an esteemed molecular biologist, CPRIT Scholar, and Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Research Program at Texas Children’s Hospital and at Baylor College of Medicine. As the Director of the transformational pediatric neuro-oncology research program, Taylor will lead a team of investigators dedicated to pursuing novel therapies for particularly difficult-to-treat pediatric brain tumors, including medulloblastoma and ependymoma.
Prior to joining Texas Children’s, Taylor was a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and a principal investigator in the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He earned his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto/Ontario, and he completed his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery and neuro-oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
About Anni's Army Foundation
Anni's Army Foundation was formed to raise money for the research of medulloblastoma tumors and other pediatric cancers and make a positive impact on the community. Since March 2023, Anni's Army Foundation has provided financial assistance for three local families through Anni's Gift . Learn more about our impact at www.annisarmy.org/impact. #aafimpact