CINCINNATI, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Baldrick's Foundation supporters in Ohio can now show their support on their license plate.
The license plates, available for purchase on the Ohio BMV website, will cost $35 in addition to regular fees. Of that, $25 of each purchase will be donated directly to The Invictus Fund, a St. Baldrick's Hero Fund, created in memory of Holden Gilkinson, from Mason, Ohio.
The Invictus Fund was started to honor the unique and unconquerable spirit of Holden, 2016 St. Baldrick's Ambassador, who was only 3 years old when he was diagnosed with stage IV Wilms tumor – a childhood cancer of the kidney.
After enduring a tough treatment plan, Holden achieved "no evidence of disease" status. Fourteen months later, he was taken to the hospital for sharp pains. CT scans revealed another tumor on his remaining kidney.
He repeated the treatment, during which he lost his second kidney, and was once again declared to have "no evidence of disease". While in the process of a living donor transplant evaluation, a metastatic tumor was discovered in his lung. Holden's family enjoyed five more months with him and his infectious laughter, as he enjoyed being a kid, riding the bus and playing baseball.
"We are so thrilled that this new license plate is available," said Miriam Gilkinson, Holden's mom. "Because of the tireless hands and hearts that joined with us, we made this a reality. We're excited for its fundraising potential for the Invictus Fund and proud that every car that displays the plate becomes a billboard, sharing the message that we need to conquer childhood cancers."
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About St. Baldrick's Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick's Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick's funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.
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SOURCE St. Baldrick's Foundation