We’re on a mission to fund initiatives to advance the care and research around cancers for which there is limited clinical and patient knowledge and understanding.
RARE CANCERS ARE NOT AS RARE AS YOU THINK
In April 2018, Linda Laughlin, was diagnosed with a rare form of endometrial cancer – uterine serous carcinoma – a disease which only affects approximately 6,000 women per year in the United States.
While Linda’s diagnosis came as a shock, it also shed light on the realization that there are hundreds of other rare cancers. Affecting over 100,000 people each year, there is very limited patient and clinical knowledge for these cancers.
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Craig Laughlin was in a broadcast booth in Los Angeles, some 2,300 miles and three time zones from his family on Feb. 18. When he’d left town on the Capitals’ charter plane for a six-game road trip a week earlier, everything seemed to be OK. Well, as OK as things...
The Laughlin Family foundation is auctioning off an incredible game-day experience for March 24’s matchup at Capital One Arena between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers. Included in the package is the unique chance of watching the game with Washington Capitals TV Color Analyst Craig Laughlin, with complementary food and...
Shortly before the Capitals won the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup, Capitals Television color analyst and former player Craig Laughlin and his family were hit with the news that Craig’s wife of 37 years, Linda, had been diagnosed with cancer. While the family’s minds were busy handling the doctors visits and...
EVERY CANCER DESERVES A VOICE
Rare cancers are often more difficult to prevent, diagnose, and treat than more common cancers. This is due largely to the fact that they historically have not received the same attention or research funding as other more common cancers.
Rare cancers are generally neglected by the private sector, causing funding to fall to non-profits.
OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS
We’re so grateful to these fellow organizations and foundation sponsors for supporting our mission to fund research and education for rare cancers.