Year of launch of the organization
Has the organization received awards or honors? Please tell us about them
- 2013 Invitation to present a global perspective on bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for thalassemia at the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation annual conference
- 2013 National Recognition of Cure2Children Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Jaipur, India. Total funds: unlimited. Regional government will cover the cost of all bone marrow transplants henceforth
- 2012 Award Celebrating First 50 Transplants in Simone Montomoli BMT Unit in the Children's Hospital Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad
- 2012 Invitation to present at the International Thalassemia Federation (TIF) annual conference
- 2011 Award for Contribution to the Scientific Programs for the Improvement of Thalassemia by the International Thalassemia Federation
- 2011 The Best of St. Jude International Outreach Programme Award
- 2010 Fondazione Umberto Veronesi Award, for Cure2Children to lead a Global Neuroblastoma database module within the St. Jude’s Hospital Outreach Program Pediatric Oncology Network. Total funds: 122,000 Euros over 2 years.
- 2010 Pakistani-Italian Debt for Development-Swap Agreement Award for a project on the cure and prevention of thalassemia in Pakistan. Total funds: 50,000,000 Pakistani rupees (450,000 Euros) over 2 years.
- 2010 Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena Award for the support of a sustainable cure and prevention of thalassemia in India through social entrepreneurship. Total funds: 20,000 Euros over 1 year.
- 2008 Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena Award for the creation of a support network of centers offering a cure for thalassemic children in Pakistan. Total funds: 150,000 Euros over 2 years.
- 2007 Awarded the position of Founder and Advisory Board Coordinator of the Cure2Children Foundation by the organization's Board of Directors at the time, a group of parents that have lost their children to childhood cancer and/or blood disorders.
We want to hear about your “Aha!” moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution’s potential to change the world.
Lawrence was working as a pediatric hematologist in Italy when he met Sadaf, a doctor from Pakistan who came to Florence to cure her daughter suffering from thalassemia. Lawrence couldn't understand why many families needed to be uprooted for a bone marrow transplant (BMT). He made it his mission to make a reliable and affordable cure (BMT) available locally.