April 30th, 2012
Thank you to Copeland’s of New Orleans-Atlanta for your continuous contribution to CURE Childhood Cancer!
Since 2011, CURE and Copeland’s Atlanta have had a corporate partnership which includes benefit events, serving lunches for holidays and other events at children’s wards of Scottish Rite and Egleston hospitals.
Recently, Copeland’s of Cumberland and Copeland’s of Kennesaw held a Saturday brunch that drew more than 467 people and were able to donate $1,429.40 to CURE.
Special thanks to Glen Helmstetter, managing partner, and Bill Goudey, CEO of Copeland’s Atlanta. Their continuos support in helping us find a cure for childhood cancer is much appreciated.
April 27th, 2012
Throughout the years, Lynn Crow Photography has supported CURE Childhood Cancer by generously donating her time and services. She has photographed many events, such as Lauren’s Run and Quiet Heroes, and has taken the pictures found on CURE’s website and promotional materials.
Recently, Lynn conducted a photo shoot with some of the families affected by childhood cancer and has shared with us some of the beautiful pictures.
“Lynn is one of the most amazing photographers I have ever seen. She is also one of the most generous, kind-hearted people I’ve known,” said Kristin Connor, Executive Director at CURE Childhood Cancer. “Lynn donates an extraordinary amount of time and her incredible talents to capture the beautiful faces of our children and families. I cannot overstate how much we love and appreciate Lynn.”
Thank you for all that you do, Lynn. We hope to spend many more years with you and share in your talents.
To see more of the pictures by Lynn Crow Photography at our most recent photo shoot, click here.
April 26th, 2012
Tune in and watch this Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Richmond 250 and see how we are “racing” to raise awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. In an effort to help find a cure for two of the deadliest childhood cancers, TaxSlayer.com will feature the logo of the Press On Fund on the TV Panel of its No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Cole Whitt, as well as the CURE Childhood Cancer logo.
In addition, the logo will appear for a second time on Whitt’s car at Darlington for the May 11th VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 that will also air on ESPN2 at 6:30 ET.
The Press On Fund has two goals: to achieve a greater cure rate for pediatric neuroblastoma and AML, which represent two childhood cancers with the lowest survival rates, while also mitigating the potentially devastating side effects of current therapies.
In just under three years, CURE Childhood Cancer’s Press On Fund has invested over $770,000 to save children’s lives.
“This is something we are doing to help draw attention towards two devastating forms of childhood cancer and the race to a CURE for all childhood cancer,” said Daniel Eubanks, motorsports director for TaxSlayer.com. “At TaxSlayer we are great friends with some of the founders of this fund, and we are trying to do everything that we can to help. Press On donates 100% of its funding towards research. The significance of these dollars for the children that need them most cannot be underscored.”
We are very thankful for Taxslayer.com’s dedication is helping us find a cure for childhood cancer. To see CURE’s logo live tune into the race this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
April 24th, 2012
Dealing with the subject of childhood cancer on a daily basis is not an easy thing to do. But for each and every CURE Childhood Cancer staff member, their dedication to the cause outweighs any hardships that come along with the job. Their love for CURE’s kids and their belief that we will find a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime is all the inspiration they need to come to work each day.
Today we would like to highlight Shelley Howard, a wonderful member of the staff who has been with CURE for 10 years. Her dedication to CURE is evident by her ever-present positive attitude, no matter which task she is presented with.
CURE’s Executive Director Kristin Connor says, “We are so grateful to Shelley for her 10 years of dedicated service! She is extremely dependable, conscientious and above all, Shelley truly loves the children and families we serve. CURE is so lucky to have Shelley on our team, and we look forward to many more years of working with her.”
Yesterday, the CURE Board of Directors and Staff held a dessert reception to honor Shelley. We would like to thank you again, Shelley, for all of your work!
April 24th, 2012
Throughout the years 11Alive has been a continuous supporter of CURE Childhood Cancer in its mission to support the patients and their families who have been impacted by this terrible disease.
Sharing the stories of these families and honoring the children is a great way to generate awareness to the community. As a result, 11Alive recently began a feature entitled “CURE Kid of the Week” that will air every Friday morning and highlights the story of a family directly impacted by childhood cancer.
Last week’s CURE Kid of the Week highlighted Shelby Prescott, a young girl who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma and died before her sixth birthday. You can see a video that tells Shelby’s story by clicking here.
April 23rd, 2012
When a child is diagnosed with cancer it impacts the entire family. During these times it is important for families to support one another as they battle this life altering disease.
That is exactly what the Moore brothers have been doing for one another. In 2009 Jacob Moore was diagnosed with leukemia and his brother Jared immediately stepped into action.
Understanding the importance of pediatric cancer research, Jared has been fundraising to help support CURE Childhood Cancer and is even participating in Lauren’s Run. As a part of Gary Guyton’s Give2Grow Defenders team, Jared is asking that you help him raise money to find a CURE for childhood cancer so no child or family has to endure what his has over the past two and a half years.
You can donate to help Jared raise money in honor of his brother Jacob by clicking here. If you donate more than $15 Jared will even send you an autographed version of this football picture of him and Jacob (you never know, he may be a famous athlete one day).
You can also join Gary Guyton’s team by simply registering for Lauren’s Run, following the instructions to set up your individual fundraising page, and when asked to select a team, pick Gary Guyton’s Give2Grow Defenders.
April 20th, 2012
If you haven’t already heard, Lauren’s Run is April 29th! However, in these days and ages we understand that your busy schedule may prevent you from actually attending the race. That is why we provide the option for anyone interested to participate as a Phantom Runner.
Lauren’s Run is one of CURE Childhood Cancer‘s biggest events and is held in Atlanta. Geographically speaking we know not everyone who supports CURE will be able to attend, so to ensure that you have a chance to participate we are expanding the race to include our out of town runners.
It’s only $25 to become a Phantom Runner, and you’ll receive a Lauren’s Run t-shirt too with your donation!
The t-shirt and prizes are great but more importantly you will be supporting us in our mission to find a cure for childhood cancer.
To register as a Phantom Runner click here and choose the “Phantom Runner” option after clicking the Register button on the top right hand of the screen.
April 19th, 2012
The CURE Childhood Cancer Annual Picnic is a wonderful day of fun for children fighting cancer and their families. It is a great way connect with others and become part of a great support network.
Childhood cancer patients, survivors, and their families and also families who have lost children to cancer are invited to the CURE Childhood Cancer Annual Picnic on Sunday, April 29, 2012 beginning at 10:30 am at Concourse Office Park (I-285 and Peachtree Dunwoody Road). Amusement Masters, Hudson Family Foundation, Speedway Children’s Charities and Publix are all sponsoring the picnic. In addition, Folks Southern Kitchen will provide lunch.
The picnic provides a positive, uplifting environment allowing people affected by childhood cancer to share compassion and provide support.
In addition to great food, this year’s picnic will feature inflatables, carnival games, special arts and crafts, relay races, obstacle courses, and many other fun activities. The picnic is free of charge for families affected by childhood cancer as well as Lauren’s Run participants.
April 18th, 2012
Support CURE Childhood Cancer through a night of music and fun under the stars. Hosted by Shelby’s Peeps, a team fundraising money for Lauren’s Run, the event gives guests the opportunity to have a picnic while listening to the Allen Court Band.
Chastain Night to CURE Childhood Cancer
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Hanarray Estates Swim & Racquet Club
Bring supplies to decorate your table, folding chairs, and a cooler full of drinks and food. Table setup begins at 6:00pm and the band goes on at 7:30pm.
Tickets cost $15 each or $100 for an 8-person table. Raffle tickets will be sold at $1 each or 20 for $15 for a chance to support CURE and win great prizes.
You are invited to this event, held in honor of Shelby Prescott who was diagnosed with Stage IV High Risk Neuroblastoma just before her third birthday.
Contact Bruce Prescott at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
Can’t attend the event but still want to contribute? You can donate directly to Shelby’s Peeps by clicking here.
April 18th, 2012
Lauren’s Run and CURE Annual Picnic is quickly approaching and teams are still hard at work fundraising money in support of CURE Childhood Cancer. It is through the dedicated teams and donors that CURE is able to conquer childhood cancer in our lifetime through research and support of childhood cancer patients and their families.
Below is a highlight of the current top three fundraising teams for Lauren’s Run.
Purple Monkeys: $7065
This team is raising money in memory of Jack Williamson, a young boy who lost his battle with recurrent neuroblastoma.
Team Marco: $5910
A family working to raise money in honor of their nine-month old son Marco, who passed away two weeks after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of brain cancer.
Team Jackson: $3788
In honor of being cancer free for three years, this team is raising money in for Jackson, who at nine months was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, endured eight cycles of chemo and a fourteen-hour surgery to remove his tumor.
Interested in knowing how your team is doing? Click here for an update on the top fundraising teams.
Or, if you need tips to help CURE reach its goal of $85,000 you can see our top fundraising ideas.
Don’t forget that registration for Lauren’s Run is open until April 27th and entry fees are only $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Plus, enjoy a free picnic after the race provided by Folks Southern Kitchen.