In the past 50 years, the overall cure rate for childhood cancer in the U.S. has improved dramatically. And yet, despite these advances, childhood cancer remains the leading cause of non-accidental death in children.
Who We Support
Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer & Hematology Center
By the Numbers: Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer & Hematology Centers sees over 4,220 new patients each year from 50 states and 26 countries.
Our partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital began in 2017 and has only grown since. We made an initial $25,000 donation and recently committed to an enormous pledge to help fund the Immunotherapy Center in Texas and The Global HOPE initiative. Together, these are going to change thousands of children’s lives!
Sky High for Kids Tumor Biology Center
At this lab, investigators can enable customized, precision therapy designed specifically for each child.
Sky High for Kids Immunotherapy Center (Houston, TX) – $10 Million Pledge Commitment
Immunotherapy represents an extremely effective and potentially less toxic treatment for cancer. Immunotherapy uses a patient’s own immune system to fight their cancer, targets their cancer cells more specifically, and avoids damage to non-cancerous normal tissue. Immunotherapy is revolutionizing childhood cancer treatment locally and globally.
Texas Children’s Global HOPE – $10 Million Pledge Commitment
Global Hope builds capacity in the care and treatment of children with cancer and blood disorders in sub-Saharan Africa training African physicians, nurses, and other health care workers in the diagnosis, care and treatment of children. This is the only way that the prognosis of African children can improve dramatically. Every additional 10% increase in survival that Global HOPE achieves means that an additional 10,000 children are saved each year.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
We first donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2007. That initial contribution of $40,000 has only inspired us to give more, and in 2018 Sky High completed a $5 million pledge to help fund the Eric Trump Surgery and ICU Center.
Eric Trump Surgery & ICU Center
Sky High funded three rooms within the ETF Surgery & ICU Center. Each day eight families spend the most critical time of their lives at this facility
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Advance Research Center – $20 Million Pledge Commitment
Sky High will fund a research floor in the new 625,000-square-foot Advanced Research Center (ARC) at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The ARC will be home to several shared resources, inclduing state-of-the-art biorepository, advanced microscopy, image analysis core and a gene-editng center. It will also house laboratories focused on immunotherapy, neurobiology, cell and molecular biology, metabolomics, epigenetics, genomics, immunotherapy and RNA biology. Research conducted throughout the ARC will help move pediatric cancer survival rates forward.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities – Memphis
By the numbers: The Ronald McDonald House of Memphis has housed over 9,900 families since they opened their doors in 1991.
The Ronald McDonald House of Memphis allows families from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a primarily out-patient hospital, to stay completely free of charge. The House gives families the opportunity to focus on the health of their children.
Sky High has invested in a variety of infrastructure and patient support projects including 24/7 security, bereavement support and kitchen renovations. At any given time, we are assisting 53 families staying there.
Ronald McDonald House of Memphis Power Grid – $1.25 Million Pledge Committment + $150,000 Annual Commitment
The Ronald McDonald House of Memphis was in dire need of a solution to power outages. This is a critical project that will ensure we keep families safe and comfortable. In addition, Sky High helps cover the cost of their electricity bill.
Ronald McDonald House of Memphis Rise & Shine – $100,000 Annual Commitment
Rise and Shine Breakfast will offer fast and hot food for the families as they head out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for morning treatments.
B.I.G. Love Cancer Care
Part of Sky High’s mission is to provide comfort. B.I.G. Love Cancer Care offers 17 programs including a weekly wish list program, carnivals, hospitality cart and more that offer comfort to the patient and families visiting Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
L.I.F.T Program – $95,000 Annual Commitment
B.I.G. Love meets the needs of over 130,000 patients and their families each year. Sky High is proud to announce that we will make an annual $95,000 donation in the years 2019-2021 to support their efforts at Texas Children’s Hospital’s Cancer & Hematology Center. Programs sponsored by Sky High will reach 11,258 patients and families. $52,500 of our donations will support their L.I.F. T (Love in Fragile Times) Program and catered meals for the hospital’s Cancer Center’s 14th floor, while the remaining $42,500 supports their newly expanded Cancer Unit on the 7th floor.