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July 25th, 2014

The 25th Annual 2014 Golf Classic

315The 25th Annual Golf Classic benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer will be held the last Friday in September – September 26th – at the beautiful Oaks Golf Course in Covington, GA. This event has raised $1.2 million in 24 years thanks to your generous support! To help up celebrate the 25th anniversary, let’s make it the biggest year yet. Help us reach our tournament goal of $50,000 which will be put towards CURE’s $2.5 million commitment to fund pediatric cancer research.

25th Annual Golf Classic
Friday, September 26, 2014
8:30 AM & 1:30 PM Shotgun Starts
Oaks Course in Covington, GA
Individual registration fee: $125
Foursome registration fee: $500
Register Now

Golfer registration fee includes golf, cart, breakfast, awards, snacks and beverages. There will be two shot-gun starts, 8:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. on a “first-to-register” basis. Each shotgun start is limited to 100 players, so register early! In addition, all golfers will be served lunch from 12:00-2:00 P.M.

404667_10151140939909504_1276105794_nSteps to Register Online:
1: Click this link
2: Enter your registration dollar amount under “donation”
3: Enter “Golf Classic” as your Program Area
4. Enter the names of your foursome players (if applicable) in the comments section
5: Enter your Payment Information

Steps to Register via Mail:
1. Click here to download the form
2. Fill out all information and mail to:
CURE Golf Classic
1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N402
Atlanta, GA 30338

Become a Corporate Sponsor:

Sponsorship is critical to helping make this event a success. We are grateful to all of our sponsors and are still seeking partners for our 2014 Golf Classic. To download a sponsorship form, please click here.

Sponsor a  Hole $125 Hole sign
Sponsor a Hole & a Foursome $600 Foursome, hole sign
Sponsor a Beverage Cart $1,000 Cart banner (2 available)
Gold Corporate Sponsor I $500 Banner, award (no foursome)
Gold Corporate Sponsor II $1,000 Foursome, banner, award
Diamond Corporate Sponsor $2,500 Foursome large banner, award
Platinum Corporate Sponsor $5,000 Two foursomes, large banner, award
Presenting Corporate Sponsor $10,000 Four foursomes, large banner, recognition as presenting sponsor, logo on player’s favors, promotional items in goodies bags, acknowledgement in CURE newsletter

 

Become a Contest Sponsor:

Longest Drive Contest (4 available) $500 + contest prizes
Pitching Contest on Driving Range (4 available) $500 + contest prizes
Closest to the Pin Contest (4 available) $1,000 + contest prizes
Putting Contest (1 available) $1,500 + contest prizes

 

Click here to download the paper sponsorship form or click here to register for sponsorships online.

Steps to Register for Sponsorships Online:
1: Click this link
2: Enter your sponsorship dollar amount under “donation”
3: Enter “Golf Classic” as your Program Area
4. Specify your sponsorship level in the comments section
5: Enter your Payment Information

Steps to Register for Sponsorships via Mail:
1. Click here to download the form
2. Fill out all information and mail to:
CURE Golf Classic
1117 Perimeter Center West, Suite N402
Atlanta, GA 30338You may fax, mail or e-mail your completed form.

For your convenience we accept checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. For more information, you may contact CURE Childhood Cancer at 770.986.0035 or online at www.curechildhoodcancer.org.

For more information or questions, contact Joe Coleman at 770.484.1448 x103 or email joe.c@csrepair.com.


July 24th, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight – Pete and Mel Delin

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 1.41.10 PMAs they say at Nike®… “Just Do It”!  Most of the time that will be sound advice. But, when it comes to volunteering for CURE Childhood Cancer, there is always a wonderful and inspiring outcome!

Melanie and I have been volunteering for over seven years. We do it to help the kids and families in their battle against this horrible disease that steals so much from so many. We do it to help raise money to support research. We do it to help support the nurses and doctors. We do it to help raise awareness. We do it for the wonderful families who are the quiet heroes in a long and painful battle during treatment and recovery. And, like most volunteers, we do it to help…we want to give back!

But, as every volunteer will tell you, the volunteer will get far more out of the volunteering experience than you can ever give back. Whether its Lauren’s Run, the Annual Golf Classic, the Believe Ball or the Sam Robb Brewfest, you will have a great time and be inspired beyond expectations. And, volunteering for CURE Childhood Cancer will put life’s daily journey into a very different perspective.

So, if you are not volunteering…”Just Do It”! If you already volunteer, consider doing it more.  And, most importantly, take the kids, take friends and tell everybody you can so that they can experience the joy and inspiration that you do and so that we can continue to build a larger and more passionate army of volunteers to win the battle against childhood cancer.

And, thank you to the CURE families for the lessons Melanie and I have learned from all of you. And, thanks to the brave children and families, thanks to the doctors and nurses and fellow volunteers…you have inspired us in extraordinary ways!


July 18th, 2014

Atlanta International Fashion Week Supports Community, Fashion and a Cure

On July 29th-August 3rd, Atlanta will host its 8th International Fashion Week to promote the arts, community and retail market in Atlanta with tailored programs to highlight the city’s attractions including Fashion Lives Here, Shop Atlanta and Tour de Atlanta. This grand event includes participation from many countries including Africa, Europe, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, as well as renowned sponsors Mercedes Benz, W Hotel, World Fashion TV, Paul Mitchell, Comcast, Revlon, Columbia Pictures and more!

In addition to “bridging the gap and connecting continents through fashion,” Atlanta International Fashion Week also supports various foundations and causes to raise awareness and funding through special events. In the past, the global aids epidemic has been highlighted during this week but now, childhood cancer will be supported through this platform as well! Purchase a ticket for the Atlanta International Fashion Week’s, “Celebrity Walk for Charity” on July 29-August 3rd to raise awareness and funds for non-profits and charities. Both local and national celebrities, as well as NFL and NBA athletes, will strut down the runway, and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to CURE. This event will be held at Atlanta’s historic and illustrious 200 Peachtree in the heart of downtown. For information about how to purchase tickets email info@atlantaintlfashionweek.com or call (888) 867-3099.

With an average attendance of 3,000 people, worldwide membership of more than 35,000 and television viewers around the world, CURE Childhood Cancer is elated that others will learn and become more aware of childhood cancer and its prevalence as a real global cause! To learn more about CURE’s mission click HERE.

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July 18th, 2014

CURE Partners with Kroger Community Rewards: Shop and Swipe for a Cure

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CURE Childhood Cancer is honored to be part of a charitable partnership with Kroger Community Rewards this year! When you shop at Kroger, your purchase will help CURE raise much-need funds for childhood cancer research. Kroger is donating over $750,000 to participating non-profits this year, which will be divided amongst all participants. The more times a CURE-registered Kroger Plus card is swiped, the higher the percentage CURE will receive!

Here are the instructions to participate: 

  1. Register your card online at Kroger Community Rewards (be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy)
  2. Click on “Sign In / Register” (if you are a new online customer, you must click on “Sign Up Today” in the ‘New Customer?’ box)
  3. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on your favorite store and entering your email address. You will also need to create a password and agree to the terms and conditions
  4. You will then get a message to check your email inbox, using the email address you registered with. Click on the link within the body of the email
  5. After seeing a new window, click on “My Account” and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step
  6. Click on “Edit Kroger Community Rewards Information” and input your Kroger Plus card number
  7. Update or confirm your information
  8. Enter “CURE Childhood Cancer”, select organization from list and click on confirm
  9. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see CURE’s name on the right side of your information page

Remember: Purchases will not count until after the card is registered. Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count. 

Now, you can give back to CURE almost everyday as you run your grocery errands. Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy-all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Make sure to tell your friends, co-workers and family members about this simple way to give back to children battling childhood cancer!


July 15th, 2014

Join the Peterbrooke Promise! Buy Chocolates to Fund Childhood Cancer Research

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Peterbrooke Chocolatier offers hand dipped treats, chocolate covered popcorn, chocolate assortments, gift baskets and more to satisfy any sweet tooth. More than any amount of chocolate goodies and delicacies they could ever give, this neighborhood chocolatier also lives by the Peterbrooke Promise to help spread the word about various causes. Peterbrooke believes “that all people should live well, live long and live smart” and are constantly finding new ways to make a difference. Thankfully, Peterbrooke has chosen to help CURE Childhood Cancer in our efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer!

Chocolate for a cause? You heard right! No more guilty pleasures- you can actually enjoy delicious chocolates to benefit childhood cancer research at the Peterbrooke Chocolatier at the Forum in Norcross, GA. Purchase one of seven delicious CURE chocolates anytime from July 28th to August 3rd and 15% will be donated to CURE. Your purchase will also be discounted 15%. You don’t want to miss out on your chance to taste one of their custom treats and join in on the Peterbrooke Promise!

Below are the chocolates you can choose from:

6oz chocolate covered popcorn
6pc chocolate covered Oreos
6pc chocolate covered grahams
2pc chocolate covered pretzel rods
Peterbrooke Promise Chocolate Greeting Card
Peterbrooke Promise Chocolate Business Card
Signature Chocolate Pizza

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #PeterbrookePromise on Facebook and Twitter to share your efforts in this great cause (and to maybe brag to your friends about your new tasty treats!).

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July 14th, 2014

CURE Makes History: 2013-2014 Research Funding and Initiatives

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During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, CURE Childhood Cancer has funded more than $2.5 million in pediatric cancer research initiatives, the largest research expenditure in a single year in the organization’s history! The funds supported 16 research projects at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (“Aflac”), the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, the MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Jude Research Hospital, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. CURE also purchased imaging equipment for the brain tumor research team at Aflac and fully funded two research fellows and a newly endowed fellowship at Aflac.  While some of CURE’s researchers focus on drug therapies and genetic breakthroughs others focus on the quality of life for children POST-cancer, proving we strive for more than just any cure, but a kinder cure for childhood cancer. We believe ALL children deserve to live healthy, longer lives after beating this disease!

Thanks to your generous support, CURE is now investing more money than ever in everything from the discovery and development of cutting-edge yet safer drug treatment options for our children to helping pediatric cancer survivors navigate their health care as adults to training of the next generation of pediatric oncologists and researchers. Together, we can and we will find a CURE in our lifetime.

We are pleased to report the scientific progress enabled by our grants! Click HERE to read the full report on research funded during the 2013-2014 fiscal year.


July 11th, 2014

Make Your Purchases Count and Give Thanks in Style With Paper Style

Another great way to support CURE Childhood Cancer’s research funding efforts is to buy products from our Make Your Purchases Count partners.  One partner in particular, Paper Style, offers custom thank you cards, available in traditional and photo formats, to help you celebrate life and give thanks in style! Even better, a portion of every sale will be donated to CURE. What better way to give thanks than to also give back to children in need? Paper Style makes it easy to enjoy one-of-kind stationery and be a part of finding a cure for childhood cancer. If you know of any announcements or thanks you would like to make soon, you’re in luck—Paper Style stationery is printed and shipped on the same day your order is placed with a 100% quality guarantee. They’ve also got holiday cards for those who like to plan ahead for the winter season.

Paper Style makes customization easy and has great design elements to choose from! Create your special card how you would like on the front, and share with others CURE’s important mission which is placed on the back of every card. All note cards and folded cards are sold in a set of 10 or more with complimentary blank, white envelopes. Each time you give thanks using a custom-designed Paper Style card, know that CURE and families affected by childhood cancer are also thankful for your contribution!

 

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July 7th, 2014

Lynn Crow Imagery Gives a Glimpse of the True Spirit of the Childhood Cancer Community

For many years, Lynn Crow of Lynn Crow Photography has supported CURE Childhood Cancer by donating her time and talents to capture timeless, exciting and heartfelt moments of annual CURE events like the Believe Ball, Lauren’s Run and Quiet Heroes. Most importantly, Lynn captures uplifting imagery of children, and their families, who are battling childhood cancer. More necessary than using these images on CURE’s website, Facebook page and promotional materials, Lynn’s imagery gives a glimpse of the true spirit of the childhood cancer community—strong, inspiring and united. The children photographed are just like any child–however these children have been faced to fight a devastating disease. And yet through all of this, as you may notice, they are still smiling!

Without Lynn and her contributions, we wouldn’t be able to communicate how precious these children are and how much they are in need of our support. This reality is much more than words can explain. We are excited to share with you some of the new photos Lynn has graciously taken for us to be used this year. Make sure to share these photos as you see them to spread word about childhood cancer and the need for research to find a cure in our lifetime.

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July 3rd, 2014

Modropy Makes Purchasing With a Purpose Simple During Wear Gold Campaign for CURE

C18 Twitter ProfileMEvery week, Modropy, a T-shirt company and crowd-funding platform, creates custom designs to raise funds and awareness for various charities. The name Modropy derives from the company’s strong belief in ‘Modern Philanthropy,’ meaning they strive to make the act of giving much more simple. As advocates and supporters of pediatric cancer research, CURE Childhood Cancer is often asked one simple question: “How can I help?” This question is asked by children, adults, communities and businesses, whether directly affected by this disease or not. Our answer: Every little bit counts! Like Modropy, we believe that helping others is all about doing your best to make a change in the world, while also encouraging others to do the same.

From June 23rd until June 30th, Modropy made it much easier for the childhood cancer community to do their part. During this time, Modropy ran a week-long “Wear Gold” campaign to benefit CURE. The only thing necessary to help was to purchase an item from modropy.org and from there, $8 would be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer. Not only did Modropy create new, stylish adult, youth and women’s tees inspired by our cause, but also tote bags and tank tops. The designs included phrases like “Believe in the Possibilities” and “Dedicated to Finding a Cure,” as well as one specially made for children battling cancer, “I Believe in a Cure for Me!” Our hope is that these children will wear their shirts with pride and be reminded that they are not alone in this fight. And in the same way, their families and supporters will sport their new Modropy tees, tanks and bags to show how strong the community support around childhood cancer really is.

All in all, 122 items were sold for CURE, bringing the total donated at $8 per item to $976! This donation was just $24 or 3 items shy of the $1,000 goal for the week. However, more than any dollar amount is simply the act of giving! Thank you to all who participated in this fundraising campaign for CURE and to Modropy for making this all possible. We appreciate your support of childhood cancer research and your efforts to help people affected by other life challenges.

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July 2nd, 2014

The Defiant Crew Motorcycle Club of Georgia Joins the Battle Against Childhood Cancer

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On June 14th, 2014, the Georgia Ol’ South Chapter of the Defiant Motorcycle Club hosted its First Annual Bikers Battling for Kids charity event benefitting CURE Childhood Cancer. The day included a poker run, auction, raffle and a chance to win a trophy for the best and worst poker hands. This group of men is no stranger to honorable acts—The Defiant Crew MC is only open to bikers nationwide who share the same core values: loyalty, commitment, integrity, honor, devotion, country, career, strength and most importantly, family.

On the morning of the Bikers Battling for Kids event, about 75 riders and passengers showed up to the Am Vets Post 99 in Carrollton, GA to kick off the event.  They all took part in a 70-mile round trip ride, including stops at Hog Wild Motorcycle Shop of Temple, Cinema Tavern Sports Bar & Grill in Villa Rica and Cycle Works in Roopville. After the ride, the riders and passengers returned to Am Vets Post 99 for the charity auction. Am Vets Post 99, Hog Wild of Temple, Cinema Tavern and Cycle Works—practically all of Carroll County Georgia—sponsored the Bikers Battling Cancer event. These incredibly dedicated businesses donated to help cover the cost of this event, allowing the Defiant Crew and Sisters of the Defiant Crew to give CURE 100% of its proceeds for the day. In the end, between entry fees and auction totals, $3,901 was raised to go towards childhood cancer research!

This is the second biker group to hold a fundraiser for CURE this year, and we are excited to extend our family to these wonderful community groups in Georgia and all over the nation. Empowering others to help in this important cause and educating them on childhood cancer research is very important to us—we couldn’t do so without groups like the Defiant Crew MC.

Children with cancer belong to all of us. We are the key to a cure.

 


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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.