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June 18th, 2012

Care Affair a Success, Raises Over $73,000 for CURE

After 29 years, the celebration continues!  The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta hosted an “Evening Under the Stars” on Saturday, April 21st at the Atlanta Athletic Club as part of their annual Care Affair tradition benefitting CURE Childhood Cancer and the Tri-Delta Foundation

This year, over 180 guests participated in the silent and live auctions along with the fabulous dinner and dancing. Auction highlights included exotic trips, a flight simulator experience, unique jewelry and even a puppy! But, the most heart-warming items were the hand-painted birdhouses by the children of CURE families undergoing treatment. Emceed by Russ Spencer of Fox 5 and Karen McCrae, the evening raised $73,800 for CURE.

“We are extremely grateful for the Tri Delta’s very generous donation as a result of Care Affair.  It’s truly amazing that the Tri Deltas have dedicated themselves to raising funds for CURE through Care Affair for 29 years,” said Kristin Connor, Executive Director of CURE Childhood Cancer. They have shown an extraordinary dedication and commitment to CURE over nearly three decades, and as they have done so, we have all seen the survival rates for children with cancer climb. There is no better measure of the significance of continued support than climbing survival rates. On behalf of everyone at CURE and the children we serve, thank you Tri Deltas!”


May 1st, 2012

Care Affair Birdhouses Raise Over $4,000

On April 21 the Tri Delta Alumnae Atlanta Chapter hosted the 29th Annual Care Affair to support CURE Childhood Cancer. The event was an evening of dinner, live music and exciting auction items including weekend getaways, fine jewelry, restaurants, spa, and entertainment options.

Amongst the auctioned items were birdhouses that were created by some of the children affected by cancer. The birdhouses raised a total of $4,100 for CURE’s cause in funding research and supporting affected families.

Below are the stories of each of the children whose birdhouses were auctioned at the event.

Jacob Moore

Jacob was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in November 2009. Although Jacob has had over 100 surgeries and procedures (including over 25 spinal taps, GI, heart, ENT, eye, IV port for chemotherapy, etc.), it hasn’t stopped his energetic and loving spirit to succeed in life. He currently receives over 4 therapies a week including physical, music, occupational, speech and behavioral. Due to hard work of many people Jacob is now starting to talk, loves to read, play the piano, bells and xylophone, ride horses and participate in baseball for the Alpharetta Braves team. Jacob’s hope and dream is that society will see him for his abilities and not disabilities, as he continues to amaze everyone that he encounters in the world.

 

Emily Siddell

Emily came into this world fighting for her life and has had to learn to adapt to the changing battles. Since she was born she has had surgeries for a heart defect and a tracheoesophageal fistula.  Then in 2011 she was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia called Philadelphia Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Since then Emily has been through an especially difficult course of treatment since her type of leukemia is aggressive and difficult to treat.  She continues to smile and enjoy the simple things of life like painting, playing with her sisters, or just being with family.

 

Audrey DeShetler

In 2010 Audrey, was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma at age 5. Prior to her diagnosis, Audrey had been complaining of moderate to severe leg and stomach pain that was confirmed as cancer after an ultrasound, CT, scan and biopsy. Audrey has since undergone 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 6 surgeries, 2 stem cell transplants with high does chemotherapy, 12 rounds of radiation, and 5 rounds of immunotherapy with antibody treatment. Fortunately, in August 2011 Audrey was declared to be in full remission with no evidence of disease. Although, Audrey does have lingering pain from time to time, she continues to thrive with a positive attitude and a silly sense of humor.

 

Elena Tate 

Elena is currently battling cancer for the second time. She relapsed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, in February 2012. However, no matter how bad her day may be, she still smiles and encourages those around her. Unfortunately, instead of spending time at the beach and enjoying carefree days playing with friends, Elena’s summer will be spent receiving a bone marrow transplant and fighting for her life.

 

Julia Johnson

Julia began treatment for cancer in 2009 and ended in 2011. Now, Julia is a healthy 11 year old who loves reading, riding her bike, playing her guitar, and fishing.   She loves the beach and spending time with her dog, “Stanley”.  She is an excellent student and was so brave throughout her treatment.  Julia’s courage has been so inspirational and amazing, and her smile remained throughout.


May 20th, 2009

The 26th Annual Care Affair raises $67,500 for CURE!

The Tri Delta Atlanta Alumnae Chapter was honored to present a check to CURE Childhood Cancer for $67,500.0o from their 26th annual Care Affair event held this past April.

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Tri Delta has been a long supporter of CURE and in 26 years has raised over $1.5 million dollars for CURE.  This year the event co-chairs were Laura Hamilton and Susan Miller.

“Supporting CURE Childhood Cancer has been a very special part of the Tri Delta Atlanta Alumnae Chapter tradition. Over the course of 26 years, our annual Care Affair has become a very meaningful event for us, and for some, a deeply personal crusade. It has been an honor to have served as co-chair this year. We look forward to continuing our effort to help CURE in their support of pediatric cancer research and critical family needs,” states Susan Miller, co-chair.

CURE Board of Directors Secretary, April Voris, is the current Tri Delta liaison to the board.  ”I am so proud of what we are able to commit to and accomplish year after year in fundraising efforts for CURE.  This year was no exception, in a very difficult fundraising year Tri Delta was still able to raise $67,500!  This is a tribute to the passion and dedication the entire chapter has for CURE Childhood Cancer.”

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The 27th Annual Care Affair will be held in April, 2010.  For the most current information and updates on the event, please visit the Care Affair website at www.careaffair.com.


February 27th, 2009

The 26th Annual Care Affair to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer

care-affair-logoThe 26th Annual Care Affair is sure to be a night to remember.  Hosted by the Atlanta Tri Delta Alumnae Association, Care Affair will be held on April 25, 2009 at 103 West in Buckhead. The event will go back to its roots with a cocktail hour, seated dinner and live auction all in support of CURE Childhood Cancer, a Georgia-based non-profit organization who strives to triumph over cancer through research, education, and support of the patients and families battling pediatric cancer.  Since 1975, CURE has raised millions of dollars in an effort to eradicate childhood cancer and work towards its mission of finding a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime.
In the past 26 years, the Care Affair events held by the Atlanta TriDelta 020Alumnae have raised more than $1.5 million to be used for children’s cancer research. The 2008 Care Affair raised nearly $70,000 with this year’s goal set at $75,000.  Proceeds from the upcoming event will support CURE Childhood Cancer and at Atlanta Chapter of Tri Delta’s scholarship funds.
Highlights for Care Affair include celebrity host Russ Spencer  as well as outstanding live auction items including jewelry, travel, wine tastings and our prize pond with items ranging from $25 to $100.  Advance ticket reservations for this event can be purchased for $80.00 per person on the Care Affair website a www.careaffair.com.

For more information please visit www.careaffair.com, www.atlantatrideltas.com or www.curechildhoodcancer.org.


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