To kick off 2022, founders and board members from the nonprofit organization, Press On Fund, presented a check for $250,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia in January. This gift will help establish a pediatric bone marrow transplant unit at Georgia’s second largest children’s hospital. Transplants are now standard for many children’s cancers, such as recurring leukemias and lymphomas and for severe immune diseases such as hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Stem cell transplants are also being used increasingly for sickle cell disease. For decades, children and families in the Augusta area who needed this complex medical procedure had to leave town, often for months at a time.

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