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Designer of Mega Yacht Charter Vessels Launches Child Cancer Fund

Ed Dubois, daughter Minna, and wife, Honor, and Dubois Child Cancer Fund DCCF

Normally, you associate the name, “Ed Dubois” with the launching of a luxury mega yacht charter vessel. This month, Dubois, one of the world’s leading yacht designers, launched his greatest project to date – a cancer fund for children.
The Dubois Child Cancer Fund (DCCF) has been has been created in conjunction with Sparks, a charity formed by European sports superstars to funds medical research into childhood diseases.

Dubois Child Cancer Fund - DCCF  - Ed Dubois Naval Architects Ltd.

We first profiled Dubois in May when a handful of the designers yachts swept the World Superyacht Awards.   Some of the world’s largest yachts, especially luxury sailing charter vessels like TWIZZLEKOKOMO, and  RED DRAGON trace their pedigree to the studio of Dubois Naval Architects Ltd.

The aim of the DCCF is to increase the survival rate for infants and young children with neuroblastoma.  Researchers are optimistic this goal can be reached, and site as proof the survival rate for childhood leukemia, which has increased over the last twenty years from 10% to 90% due to increased funding.  For Ed and his wife, Honor, the mission to find a cure for childhood cancer hits close to home.  “Most people who organize charitable donations have a good reason to do so,” explains Ed Dubois.  “In our case, our second daughter, Minna, was diagnosed with the rare form of childhood cancer – neuroblastoma – in July 2005. Her chances of survival, statistically, were about 40%.
Six years after her initial diagnosis, doctors report Minna is doing well, as her chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments have been effective.

Minna Dubois - child cancer victim - doing great - horse jump - equestrian

All funds raised will go directly to Sparks, for specific projects in the area of childhood cancer research agreed by Ed and Honor Dubois.


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To pledge a donation and for further information about the Dubois Child Cancer Fund (DCCF), please contact us HERE, and we will direct you to the proper people. Thank you for #makingadifference with us.

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