Jamie Gilmore, Founder of Jamie’s Hope, was born in the Houston area in 1982. Jamie is a pediatric cancer survivor and is currently fighting a rare form of cancer called Acinic Cell Carcinoma. 2012 has marked the 4th time her cancer has relapsed. After originating in the parotid gland it has metastasized into the pelvis and lymph nodes.
In 1996, at the age of 14, Jamie discovered a small nodule in front of her ear. Jamie’s local ENT believed the small nodule was a cyst. Lab samples were submitted to Pathology following Jamie’s 6 hour operation to remove the nodule. Pathology results diagnosed the nodule as Acinic Cell Carcinoma. Following diagnosis, Jamie was referred to a local doctor who advised against radiation due to Jamie’s age and the small size of the nodule.
Today, Jamie has gathered supporters and started a non-profit called Jamie’s Hope. The mission of this non-profit organization is to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research in Targeted Therapy for every type of cancer, inspired by Acinic Cell Carcinoma. The goal of Jamie’s Hope is to sponsor research at MD Anderson to help patients diagnosed with cancer and to help them to receive the most innovative therapies today. By donating to Jamie’s Hope YOU are part of the “Cure”.
Jamie wants to personally Thank Dr. Tsimiberidou and ALL of the staff at MD Anderson. You were truly part of the inspiration which lead me to create this non-profit organization.
Helping Those In Need
Jamie’s Hope was established to accelerate groundbreaking Targeted Therapy research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; helping patients diagnosed with cancer to receive the most innovative therapies available today!
The Jamie’s Hope team works year-round to produce top-notch fundraising events benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Center while participating in and producing events for other charitable causes that directly affect the Houston community.