Cure Childhood Cancer

About CURE

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CURE was established in 1975 as a grassroots organization with one crystal-clear mission: to save lives. At the time, the survival rate of children with cancer was a bleak ten percent. Our founders were determined to change that. With a very real sense of urgency, we focused on improving the care and quality of life – of children with cancer.

Since then, CURE has helped increase the childhood cancer survival rate to 80%. While that may sound impressive, it’s not good enough. Nothing less than 100% will ever be good enough. That’s why CURE is passionately focused on supporting research. It’s through research that we’ll find the cure for childhood cancer – and reach that 100% survival rate goal we’re so committed to.

What exactly does CURE fund?

  • Research into the development of “targeted therapies” – these treatments focus only on the cancer cells, keeping surrounding healthy cells safe and unharmed. The goal of targeted therapy is to spare patients the devastating and often life-threatening “late effects” cause by current conventional therapies
  • Basic, translational and clinical research
  • Training of future pediatric oncologists and researchers through the fellowship program at Emory University School of Medicine
  • Innovative programs that address the critical and urgent needs of patients and their families, such as outreach at the time of diagnosis, emergency financial assistance, transportation assistance, professional counseling and survivorship and bereavement support

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    BLUE RIDGE TURKEY TROT 5K

    Register now for the 5K Turkey Trot in downtown Blue Ridge, GA, with a portion of proceeds benefiting CURE. in its 5th year, the race takes place Thanksgiving morning. Click here for more information or to register.

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    UNIQUE GIFTS BENEFITING CURE

    Get your holiday shopping started early, while at the same time helping CURE! Shop the Whimsical Wares Art & Gift Show at the Paper Mill Village in Marietta, GA from November 12-16 with a portion of all proceeds benefiting CURE. Featuring more than 70 artist booths, shop a collection of unique jewelry, artwork, metalwork, woodwork, furniture, clothing, edibles, bath and body products, and more. Click here to learn more.