Diana Russo and Brianna O’Donaghue have been best friends for 10 years, have always done everything together and have grown to love making bracelets and jewelry together. Brianna and Diana have always been interested in helping a charity by selling their hand made products. With the help of their parents, they researched CURE Childhood Cancer. In the past, Diana’s mother had donated to CURE Childhood Cancer and they followed in her footsteps They created a website called “Wishful Threads” to market their handmade products and are donating 16% of their profit to CURE.
Brianna is currently enrolled in ninth grade. She is on the Cheerleading team and in her free time, she enjoys babysitting, gardening, cooking, and, of course, making handmade products. Her specialty is making the handmade earrings that are sold on Wishful Threads. She learned to make earrings from her grandmother and also taught herself.
Diana is currently enrolled in 10th grade. She enjoys gymnastics and playing the flute and piccolo in the school bands. Her specialty is making friendship bracelets, knitting and crocheting items sold on Wishful Threads. She learned how to make friendship bracelets from books and mostly by teaching herself. She learned to crochet and knit from her grandma.
Brianna and Diana lead busy lives but through it all they have always wanted to giveback to others. Wishful Threads will allow them to give back in a way that is special to them. CURE is very honored to be their charity of choice! Click here to visit their site and support both Wishful Threads and CURE Childhood Cancer!
Paul Yates, a childhood cancer survivor now gearing up to graduate from college, talks about the new CURE Challenge. His parents have teamed up with two other families with a goal of raising $250,000 to support CURE Childhood Cancer. Watch his video below, and click here to read more about the CURE Challenge!
“I support CURE because they support me – from meals in the hospital to a beautiful tribute for my 5 month old son after he passed away. In fact, CURE has made me see that I should be doing more – and this new year I intend too. Thank you CURE…”
“Because my son, Jordan fought Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor for 7 years before he passed away last December. He was an amazing child and an amazing fighter and now he’s my Angel. No parent should have to bury their child.”
“My son was diagnosed Sept. 27 2009 with 2 types of Lymphoma (Berkett’s Non Hodges and Large B Cell stage 4). We were in the hospital for 3 months and CURE was there supporting not only the children but the parents. CURE came every Thursday and provided dinner. In times like that every little bit helps. I would support them even if my child didn’t have cancer. No child should have to endure the pain these kids do with Chemo, LP’s, etc – I pray that there will be a cure to childhood cancer and sooner then later.”
“I support CURE because my daughter, Bridget was diagnosed with All, a type of Leukemia a month before she turned 5. After 2 and half years she finished treatment on January 2 of this year. There are thousands of kids like Bridget that are still in treatment or will be diagnosed with childhood cancer this year. We have lost so many of these…”
“I support CURE because, I’m a Childhood Cancer survivor! In the spring of 1973, my mom took me to my Pediatrician for a check up. While he was examining the area around my stomach, a very serious look came across his face. He called his colleague in to confirm what he had discovered & that was when they told my mom to take me to Egleston immediately. After a CT-Scan & some x-rays my parents worst fears were confirmed. It was a Stage Three Neuroblastoma tumor in the area between my abdominal aorta & kidney. Everyone who knows me says that it’s a miracle that I’m alive because they know what I went through. So the main reason why I support CURE is because, my life is a miracle.”
“I support CURE Childhood Cancer because my son Ryan was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in 2007 right after he turned 1. He went through chemo, and they removed most of the tumor. Right now it’s not safe to treat him with any chemo because there aren’t enough cancer cells left (if they did they could give him a secondary cancer.) He’s almost 4 now, going from scan to scan waiting to hear that he’s cancer free! No one should have to go through this!”
“I support the Cure because they (and amazing doctors) saved me and helped me through stage 4 Neuroblastoma! I’m a survivor, and 10 years later I’m still going strong, I hope that this will help others be optimistic during cancer and all the pain they go through! Thank you Cure!”
“Today all 3 of my children are healthy…. but I know that could change with a blink of an eye. My heart and prayers go out to all families whose lives are forever changed with this terrible disease! Blessings, always blessings ~ to all of you.”
For May and June, order the CURE taco at Red Pepper Taqueria and $1 will be donated to CURE. The taco features chargrilled calamari, crispy eggplant, tomato, onion, sorrel, and ginger pico.
Purchase Admission & Raffle Tickets
Sample international red, white, and sparkling wine, as well as craft beer at Cheers to CURE, held at City Club of Buckhead on Friday, July 19th from 6pm to 9pm. Click here to purchase an admission ticket or raffle tickets.