The Blue Butterfly Campaign was created by Max’s Blue Butterfly,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to raise money for
researching a cure and effective, less damaging treatments for childhood
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Leukemia is the leading cause of death among children and is shockingly underfunded. But we can change that!
There is a 90 percent survival rate for the most common form of childhood leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). The Blue Butterfly Campaign specifically targets AML because this less common type of childhood leukemia has the highest mortality rate, only a 40-50 percent survival rate. In addition, 10 percent of children will die from side effects from the treatment itself.
AML cases represent a smaller percentage of all childhood leukemia
diagnoses, this disease is currently underfunded. According to most
leading experts in this field,
“Much work remains to be done to improve outcomes for this group of patients.”
In addition to raising money for research, the Blue Butterfly Campaign provides an online resource directory to help families and friends of children with cancer. We know
what an overwhelmingly difficult journey an AML diagnosis can be, so
it’s our goal to support families and be a gateway for information.
Max is the inspiration behind the Blue Butterfly campaign.
He was an amazing, gentle boy with an old soul and dry sense of
humor. In July 2000, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
and given a 10 percent chance of survival. After seven months of
courageously fighting through three rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and a cord blood transplant, Max lost his battle.
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm
The Foundry at Oswego Point
320 Oswego Point Dr.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Blue Butterfly Campaign