February 27th, 2009
The 26th Annual Care Affair is sure to be a night to remember. Hosted by the Atlanta Tri Delta Alumnae Association, Care Affair will be held on April 25, 2009 at 103 West in Buckhead. The event will go back to its roots with a cocktail hour, seated dinner and live auction all in support of CURE Childhood Cancer, a Georgia-based non-profit organization who strives to triumph over cancer through research, education, and support of the patients and families battling pediatric cancer. Since 1975, CURE has raised millions of dollars in an effort to eradicate childhood cancer and work towards its mission of finding a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime.
In the past 26 years, the Care Affair events held by the Atlanta TriDelta Alumnae have raised more than $1.5 million to be used for children’s cancer research. The 2008 Care Affair raised nearly $70,000 with this year’s goal set at $75,000. Proceeds from the upcoming event will support CURE Childhood Cancer and at Atlanta Chapter of Tri Delta’s scholarship funds.
Highlights for Care Affair include celebrity host Russ Spencer as well as outstanding live auction items including jewelry, travel, wine tastings and our prize pond with items ranging from $25 to $100. Advance ticket reservations for this event can be purchased for $80.00 per person on the Care Affair website a www.careaffair.com.
For more information please visit www.careaffair.com, www.atlantatrideltas.com or www.curechildhoodcancer.org.
February 23rd, 2009
CURE Childhood Cancer is honored to have a diverse and well-connected Board of Directors and we would like our community to get to know them. In this spotlight series we will highlight a board member and share why they are dedicated to CURE.
Ken Biggerstaff is the current CURE Board of Directors President. Ken has served on the CURE Board for 10 1/2 years and is truly dedicated to our vision of finding a cure for childhood cancer. Ken is the Vice President of NES Construction Services here in Atlanta.
“We lost our four-year-old daughter, Emily Ann, to cancer in 1993. I joined CURE so that I could help make a difference in the fight against this horrible disease that still claims the lives of many innocent children. I work to offer comfort, support and understanding to families who are faced with this extraordinarily difficult battle.”
February 16th, 2009
Read today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution story “Dance so that children with cancer can survive” featuring the upcoming Valentines Dinner & Dance benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer.
Dance so that children with cancer can survive
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Mary Beth Dever laughs just thinking about how much dancing she’ll be doing at this year’s Valentine’s Day dance —- or not.
The point is she’ll be there trying to make a difference, hoping any moves she and her husband John make will help propel researchers that much closer to a cure for childhood cancer.
Dever knows what it’s like when that word —- cancer —- suddenly slips off the lips and into your world.
Click to read the full story at ajc.com.
February 16th, 2009
CURE Childhood Cancer is the proud Presenting Sponsor of the Atlanta Chapter of Flashes of Hope. Flashes of Hope is dedicated to creating uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life threatening illnesses. The portraits, taken by award-winning photographers, help children feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it. These beautiful portraits preserve forever the beauty, grace and dignity of the children photographed.
Flashes of Hope shoot dates 2009
All shoots are held from 9am-12:00pm
3/16 Scottish Rite
5/12 Scottish Rite
7/8 Scottish Rite
9/24 Scottish Rite
11/16 Scottish Rite
(Fall Egleston shoot dates tbd)
For more information please visit the Flashes of Hope website at http://www.flashesofhope.org/chapters/Atlanta/photos
February 8th, 2009
Last week on the 6 AM newcast on NBC 11Alive, the Atlanta Vocal Project surprised anchors Jill Becker and Karen Greer with a Valentines serenade. The Atlanta Vocal Project will be delivering singing telegrams on February 13 and 14th. A portion of all the proceeds from the singing Valentines will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer. Jill Becker is a long time support of CURE.
To watch the video from the newscast, click here.
To learn how to book a singing valentine with the Atlanta Vocal Project, click here.
February 4th, 2009
CURE Childhood Cancer is pleased to welcome Elesha Bateman to the Board of Directors. Elesha has been a valuable member of the “A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes” Committee and currently works for Bruel & Kjaer as a Project Manager.
Elesha shares a few thoughts on why she is involved with CURE:
“When a friend’s son was diagnosed with leukemia, I was desperate to do something to help. Prayers and the occasional meal seemed far too inadequate for their long journey. My search led me to become a volunteer for CURE. The more I learned through CURE and the more families I met struggling with this horrible disease, the more dedicated I became to the cause. Today I am an unapologetic advocate for less toxic treatments that are actually developed for children- treatments that will hopefully result in fewer long-term side effects as more children are cured and move into adulthood. While offering that hope, I love that CURE also supports these families with programs that address their needs during treatment, after treatment or after the death of their precious child. I truly believe that with the dedication and determination that CURE continually demonstrates, we will see a cure for some types of childhood cancer in my lifetime. I am wholly committed to doing whatever it takes and I am so honored to serve on the CURE Board of Directors.”
February 3rd, 2009
CURE Childhood Cancer is proud to welcome Kevin Karem as a new member of our Board of Directors. Karem is currently a Microbiologist for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and has been an important addition to our team of Directors.
Kevin shares a few thoughts on why he is involved with CURE:
“I often thought about how devastating it would be to have a child with cancer. Then there we were, a CT scan and the horror of a tumor, clearly imaged in her perfect little chest: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We were fortunate, and today Christina is cancer free. I want to help other children and their families to be as fortunate. At one clinic visit Christina was asked to state three wishes. Her first wish was, ‘I wish cancer never existed.’ I want to help CURE make this wish come true.”
February 3rd, 2009
WQZY 95.9 Today’s Hottest Country radio host “Lea in the Morning” is a wonderful supporter for CURE Childhood Cancer. We would like to thank her from the bottom of our hearts for running CURE’s PSA radio campaign featuring Jeff Foxworthy across 5 of the network’s stations to help generate awareness for CURE Childhood Cancer and our mission to find a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime.
We wanted to share below a few thoughts from Lea on her support of CURE:
I just believe there has to be a way to make more people aware of what’s happening around you. I met Summer Curry and Hannah Layfield during the same CMN Radiothon broadcast. For some reason they stuck with me. Probably because they were from my listening area. I immediatly fell in love with the both of them.. Hannah and her floppy hats and Summer with such a huge hunger for life!! She knew way to much about cancer to be such a sweet baby.. Hannah had ALL and Summer AML.. That’s how I learned about childhood cancer.. I watched and listened to the stories of these amazing families and all I can think is, HOW CAN WE STOP IT? There has to be a way.. More research!! More answers!! More AWARENESS!!
That’s where my caringbridge.org and carepages.com updates came in. All I have is a voice to help in this fight.. And that’s what I intend to do. SPEAK LOUD AND CLEAR… for thousands to hear everyday.. So that every single listener is AWARE!! Of everything these families are going through.. Good and bad.. Not all of the updates are about cancer children and that’s because there are so many other sick kids out there.. I’ll update on any child that’s story crosses my path.. Sophia Langford is the latest. She does have cancer – www.carepages.com/carepages/sophiasjourney/patient
There has to be a way to stop this. CURE has shown me how far they will go for Summer’s family. I attended the event in Atlanta with Patrice Curry and was blown away at how much she felt connected with the families around her.. Everybody around her understood exactly what she has gone through. She walked away with some answers to some questions she just felt like nobody understood. Thank you for allowing me that.. The chance to meet those parents and ‘understand’ a little better so I can help the listeners ‘understand’ how important a CURE is!!
Thanks again to Lea for her continued support. You click here to listen to the Jeff Foxworthy PSA campaign.