CURE Childhood Cancer Donates $1.18 Million to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Despite a recessionary economy, Atlanta-based CURE Childhood Cancer has committed nearly $1.18 million to the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, more than any other charitable organization, marking an unprecedented level of commitment in the fight against childhood cancer, the #1 cause of children’s death by disease in the United States today
While companies and generous individuals are tightening their benevolent belts these days, there is one Atlanta, Georgia-based charitable organization that remains staunchly committed to fulfilling its objective to fund pediatric cancer research and, in doing so, has quietly raised $1,176,561.00 for the AflacCancerCenter and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. CURE’s financial commitment is for the AflacCancerCenter’s 2008-2009 fiscal year.
The organization’s financial commitment is predominantly earmarked to fund cancer research projects, provide Fellowship Program support and to establish an emergency family fund based on need.
Commenting on CURE’s pledge to the Aflac Cancer Center, CURE Childhood Cancer’s Executive Director Kristin Connor says, “We could not be more proud of our total support in the amount of $1,176,516.00 for the upcoming fiscal year and. we are completely dedicated to making a real difference in the fight against childhood cancer.” She adds, “Our urgent and overwhelming desire to serve these children and their families by working to solve childhood cancers is what motivates us each and every day, and investing in and supporting AFLAC Cancer Center’s team provides us the outlet we need in order to do that.”
“It is virtually impossible to explain how important CURE Childhood Cancer is to the children of Atlanta and the surrounding southeastern region,” states Dr. William G. Woods, Director of the AflacCancerCenter and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “Philanthropic entities like CURE make it possible for our staff of physicians and nurses to fight pediatric cancer and get kids back to being kids.”
To commemorate National Childhood Cancer Month in September, CURE honored mothers of children with cancer at its annual “Tribute to Quiet Heroes” and raised $210,000.00 over lunch for cancer research. Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine hosted a charity golf tournament in September which raised $190,000 to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer.
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