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CureSearch for Children's Cancer

An Update on the Vincristine Shortage

The U.S. is currently facing a shortage of vincristine, a critical standard treatment for many childhood cancers. Vincristine is a sterile generic injectable that has been approved to treat (and cure) children with cancer for over 5 decades. Vincristine is utilized by nearly every child with cancer and is a critical component of treatment regimens …

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Trek for 43

Join supporters around the nation this National Take a Hike Day and raise critical funds for pediatric cancer research.  Trek for 43, CureSearch’s newest program, empowers people to come together to tell children’s cancer to “take a hike” during National Take a Hike Day weekend, November 15-17.  “This program is great because it can fit …

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Bee the Change

Busy Bee Gives Back by Raising Funds to Support Childhood Cancer Research

Throughout Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, CureSearch teams up with advocates across the nation including passionate corporate partners like Johnson & Johnson, Inc who are raising funds and creating awareness intheir 18 Busy Bee stores throughout Florida and Georgia from August through October. We had a chance to sit down with Megan Forcey, Director of Advertising …

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Why Research? For one mother, the answer is simple

By Amy Rodriguez Ricabal – mother of a childhood cancer survivor, CureSearch supporter and childhood cancer advocate This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are encouraging supporters to share their stories in answer to the question, “Why Research?”. For Amy Rodriguez Ricabal, the answer is her daughter, Natalia. This is her story. In August 2013, at …

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Busy Bee And CureSearch Partner To Support Children’s Cancer Research

Contact: Megan Forcey Director of Advertising & E-commerce, Busy Bee Phone: (352) 339-9721 | Megan.Forcey@BusyBee.rocks Tessa Gatz Director of Communications, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Phone: (240) 235-2204 | tessa.gatz@curesearch.org Busy Bee And CureSearch Partner To SupportChildren’s Cancer Research Travel plaza purchases can help fund new, less-toxic treatment options for kids Bethesda, MD – August 1, …

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CureSearch-Funded Research Drives Pediatric Sarcoma Clinical Trial

While recent advances have yielded an 80% cure rate for pediatric cancer overall, high-risk sarcoma survival rates have not changed in the past 20 years. For more than 30 years, CureSearch has played a vital role in pushing forward research breakthroughs in pediatric oncology. During Sarcoma Awareness Month, we’re proud to highlight a CureSearch-funded research …

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George, Wilms Tumor

A Father’s Story

Travis Stafford is a father and childhood cancer advocate. He is committed to finding new treatments and cures by supporting CureSearch programs. In his mind, his son George’s future depends on it. Travis Stafford’s perception of fatherhood changed after his son George was diagnosed with Wilms tumor at age 7. “The dad is supposed to …

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Ultimate Hike Adventures

Ultimate Hike Adventures Across the Nation

What if you could have the ultimate destination adventure while also giving back to an important cause? With CureSearch’s Ultimate Hike, you can! The Ultimate Hike program provides in-person or virtual training with one of our incredible coaches, fundraising support and the opportunity to travel to beautiful hike locations for a weekend that you’ll never …

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