Please join Gaspard in his hope for a world where children do not have to suffer from cancer. Help make his hope a reality
Support the children
Hope with Gaspard has been created to support Alice's Arc, a UK children's cancer charity dedicated to funding research into finding a cure and less harsh treatments for Rhabdomyosarcoma.
Through upcoming events, our main objectives will be to bring awareness around childhood cancer and also collect funds to help research. 100% of the funds collected will go to Alice's Arc. Each penny is going to research.
Why did we choose Alice's Arc ?
When I first met Sara, the founder of Alice's Arc, we started sharing our deepest fears and our new life as mums with sick children. Sara helped me to understand the disease and gave me so much energy to fight that I became instantly close to her. Her fight has inspired me and I want to support this cause, for Gaspard, for Alice and for all the children affected by this aggressive disease.
Alice’s Arc works with the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH). The ICR, together with its clinical partner, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, forms the largest comprehensive cancer center in Europe. GOSH is the largest paediatric cancer center in Europe.
Children die of cancer
every year in Europe
New drugs have been approved
in 20 years to treat Childhood
Survival Rate on relapse
A relapse from Rhabdomyosarcoma
generally has a very poor outcome as it's not responsive to current treatment
More than 60
types of childhood cancer
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare one and affect less than 60 cases every year in UK. It affects mainly young children.
What is Rhabdomyosarcoma ?
Rhabdomyosarcoma is an aggressive and highly malignant form of cancer that develops from skeletal (striated) muscle cells that have failed to fully differentiate. It is generally considered to be a disease of childhood, as the vast majority of cases occur in those below the age of 18. The most common places for rhabdomyosarcoma are the head, neck, bladder, vagina, arms, legs and trunk of the body.
Lack of funding research in pediatric oncology is a real issue. Researchers need more funds to better understand pediatric cancers and better treat them. Researchers need to come together more and coordinate their actions to find impactful means to accelerate research.
Only 4% of the billions of dollars that are annually spent on cancer research and treatments are directed towards treating childhood cancer.