Cure Childhood Cancer

Quiet Heroes History

Inspired by their personal connection to families with children fighting cancer in Atlanta, Major League Baseball superstar Tom Glavine, and his wife, Chris, joined the fight against childhood cancer in 2004. Through these relationships, the Glavines witnessed the burdens that fall on families as they struggle to maintain some semblance of normalcy while caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. A dedicated mother of five, Chris found herself empathizing deeply with mothers of children with cancer. She decided she wanted to do something nice for them – something that would honor their struggles and relieve their burdens, if even for a day. On September 10, 2005, Chris hosted the first annual A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes.

 In support and furtherance of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, this unique and inspiring event paid tribute to mothers of children with cancer, whose love and tireless dedication guide their families through an unimaginable journey. At the same time, the luncheon raised much-needed funds to support pediatric cancer research. Over the past 9 years, A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes has raised more than $2.5 million for CURE Childhood Cancer.

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    Tom Glavine, Hall of Fame Pitcher and member of the CURE Advisory Board, was interviewed by Health Talk’s Dr. Manny, regarding Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and CURE’s mission to find a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime. Click here to watch the interview.

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    Your donation to CURE Childhood Cancer directly supports CURE’s $2.5 million commitment to research aimed at finding cures for the 20% of children who do not survive their battle with cancer. In addition, it supports CURE’s Patient & Family programs, meeting the critical and urgent needs of our families.