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April 15th, 2011

Fundraising Ideas for Lauren’s Run!

Raise money for Lauren’s Run to help in CURE Childhood Cancer‘s vision to find a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime.

There are many ways you can help to raise money for Lauren’s Run. Here are just a few tips to help you get started:

  • Create your own Fundraising Page
  • Send an e-mail to your friends, family & co-workers about racing or donating to support your team
  • Invite your Facebook friends to join the event

If you haven’t registered yet for Lauren’s Run, click here to get started today!


April 13th, 2011

Kingpins for Keith Raises $2,000 for CURE Childhood Cancer!

Kingpins for Keith, a bowl-a-thon in memory of Keith Towels and benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer was held on March 24 at US Play of Kennesaw. Over 35 people came together to bowl and honor the memory of Keith Towels, who died of AML in 2005 at the age of 2. The event raised over $2,000 for CURE!  We would like to thank all who organized, participated and sponsored this wonderful event.


April 11th, 2011

Volunteer Opportunities with CURE Childhood Cancer

We are currently seeking volunteers for CURE Childhood Cancer for the following programs. We greatly appreciate your support and time in volunteering!

CURE Brown Bag Lunch Program
As an extension of our Open Arms Meal Program, CURE delivered the first Brown Bag Lunches to the parents of children with cancer who are inpatient at Scottish Rite and Egleston Children’s Hospital on February 22, 2011.  This program is a means to help defray the overwhelming costs of caring for a child with cancer and the lengthy hospital stays required for treatment.  Because of CURE’s amazing support from our volunteers and others who want to make a difference for these special families, beginning in April 2011 we will introduce a 2nd Brown Bag Lunch each month.  We will deliver 60 CURE Brown Bag Lunches twice a month to the hospitals. We are looking for groups, companies and/or organizations to sponsor a lunch, either by donating the cost of the food ($300 for one month) or, preferably, by collecting the food, assembling the bags and delivering them to the CURE office for delivery to the hospital by CURE Volunteers.

CURE is looking for 3 volunteers who can commit to one Tuesday a month between the hours of 11:00 and 1:30 to deliver the Brown Bag lunches to the hospitals. Please note that because you will be visiting the hospital once a month, you will be required to complete the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Volunteer Application Process as well.  If you are interested in more information about this special long term volunteer opportunity or donating to our Brown Bag Lunch Program, please email lisa@curechildhoodcancer.org or call Lisa at 770-986-0035 ext. 22.

In Office Volunteers Needed
CURE needs two office volunteers on Wednesday, April 27th at 9:30am.  We will work on preparing t-shirts to present to the dedicated nurses at Scottish Rite and Egleston Hospitals in honor of Nurse’s Week in May.  If you are available to volunteer, please email Leigh at leigh@curechildhoodcancer.org.

Silent Art Auction
We are in need of 2 volunteers for a Silent Art Auction sponsored by PRESS ON, a CURE Childhood Cancer named fund.  Volunteers are needed at the Druid Hills Golf Club on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 8:00pm -11:00pm. CURE volunteers will assist with the check-out process for winning bidders.  If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Lisa at lisa@curechildhoodcancer.org.


April 8th, 2011

Lauren’s Run Tribute Signs

One of the most touching and inspirational things for our race participants at Lauren’s Run are the Tribute Signs spread along the course honoring and remembering special warriors who have battled childhood cancer. Don’t forget your Tribute sign!

You can pay tribute to someone special who has been touched by cancer.  The signs will be placed along the 2k course & can be taken home after the event.  Tribute signs are just $25 to sponsor and truly do make a difference for our runners, and are a great way to show your support of this special event for CURE Childhood Cancer and our families.

To order your tribute sign, please email Leigh Smith at  Leigh@curechildhoodcancer.org


April 5th, 2011

How to Start a Team for Lauren’s Run!

Interested in participating in Lauren’s Run but not sure how to get started?
We can help! Deadline to register is Friday, April 30th!

How to Register

1.  Go to www.firstgiving.org/curechildhoodcancer
2.  Click on “Get started” at the top of the page
3.  Select 2011 Lauren’s Run and Picnic
4.  Click on Register for this event and register yourself and family members
*During the registration process, indicate that you want to add a new team (or join an existing team)

If you want to go ahead and create your team page:
Click “create a page” in the registration summary and follow the prompts.

If you want to create your team page later:
1.  Refer to the email you received from Firstgiving with your payment confirmation and registration codes.  Click on the link at the bottom where it asks you if you are ready to make a fundraising page OR go to www.firstgiving.org/curechildhoodcancer
2.  Sign in with the email and password you created when you registered.  The sign in is green and in the top right hand corner of the site.
3. Under “your fundraising” click edit.
4.  Then click the blue button called “edit your page” and follow the prompts.
5.  When you are done creating your page, you can click on  “share your page” your page with your address book and ask friends, family, colleagues, etc. to join and donate to your team.


- Click here – to register and start a fundraising page!


April 4th, 2011

Artist Sneak Peek for Care Affair

The Tri Delta Atlanta Alumnae Chapter  is hosting the 28th annual Care Affair to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer at the Atlanta Athletic Club this Saturday, April 9th, 2011.

As part of the live auction, we always have several very special pieces of artwork that have been done by children who currently have or have dealt with childhood cancer in their lifetime. Below is a sneak peek at one of these special pieces from CURE Kid Sarah Barr, as told by her mom, Heather.

There are still tickets available for this wonderful event, join us at Care Affair and click here to purchase your tickets and learn more today.

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I thought you might enjoy seeing Sarah’s latest art project.  The annual Care Affair for CURE is coming up in April.  They auction off art work from childhood cancer patients each year.  This year, Sarah was asked to paint one of the flower pots that will be auctioned off.  Since the beach is her favorite place, she made a beach pot with lots of different beach umbrellas – even an umbrella with gold ribbons for childhood cancer.


April 1st, 2011

Call for Volunteers: Pass Out Flyers for Lauren’s Run at Local Races

We are currently seeking volunteers to help CURE Childhood Cancer pass out flyers at upcoming local races in the Atlanta, GA area to help promote Lauren’s Run on May 1st. Below is a schedule of the upcoming races, we are a looking for 1-2 volunteers for each race. If you are interested, or know someone that may be, please email Lisa@CUREChildhoodCancer.org for more details on getting involved.

  • Run Before You Crawl 5k (Brownwood Park, 4/09 at 9AM)
  • Bolt for PCOS 5K Run/Walk (Georgia Tech Campus, 4/09 at 8:30AM)
  • Run Zulu 5K (Dunwoody Village Shopping Center, 4/09 at 8:00AM)
  • Choate Construction Run the River 5K/10K (St. Andrews Catholic Church,  4/16 at 7:30AM)
  • SweetWater 420 5K (Candler Park, 4/16 at 11:00AM)
  • 2011 Radiant Systems Sprint for Cancer (Dunwoody at Perimeter Place Shopping Center, 4/16 at 8:00AM)
  • 2011 Emory Physician Assistant 5K Charitable Fun Run (Lullwater Park, Emory University, 4/16 at 9:00AM)
  • Y Not Run 5K & Skirt Run (First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 4/16 at 8:00AM)
  • Corners to Crossing 5K/10K Races (Norcross 1st Baptist Church, 4/16 at 7:30AM)
  • Mountain View Bear Tear 5K Run/Walk (Mountain View High School Stadium, 4/16 at 8:00AM)
  • Beat the Street for Little Feet 5k (Coan Park, 4/23 at 8:00AM)
  • Magic of Life 5K (John Howell Park, 4/23 at 9:00AM)
  • Piedmont Park 5k (Piedmont Park, 4/23 at 8:00 AM)


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    14th ANNUAL GEORGIA FITNESS - SUWANEE FEST 5K-10K CLASSIC

    Register for the 5K/10K on September 13th at the Suwanee Town Center in Suwanee, GA, and CURE will receive a $5 donation! This race is also a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Click here to learn more.

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    HOME BY DARK SINGER-SONGWRITER CONCERT

    Purchase tables or tickets for this unique concert experience, held at Chukkar Farm in Marietta, GA. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales for 8/1 and 8/2 will benefit CURE. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.