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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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Brain cancer leading cause of death in children

CureSearch Research Funding Drives New Brain Cancer Treatments

CureSearch Research Funding Drives New Brain Cancer Treatments Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children and accounts for nearly 20% of childhood cancer diagnoses, yet treatments have remained relatively unchanged over the past 30 years. Our research strategy is laser focused on addressing this type of unmet need and ensuring that …

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Emily's story

“Before Emily” and “After Emily” – A Mother’s Story

“Before Emily” and “After Emily” – A Mother’s Story By Amy McKelvey Amy McKelvey is a mother, CureSearch supporter and childhood cancer advocate. Her daughter, Emily, died just five months after her diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), on December 20, 2009 at age 17. Before… My life now seems to be defined by “before …

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Chandler

Chandler, CNS HGNET-BCOR

A Hero in Any Playbook Chandler Grey is just like any other kid in many ways; he loves Scooby-Doo, playing with Legos and learning about dinosaurs. But, unlike most 8-year-olds, Chandler has a high-grade neuroepithelial tumor of the central nervous system with a BCOR mutation – in other words, a highly malignant and extremely rare …

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Karma with her friends

A Legacy of Kindness and Compassion

A Legacy of Kindness and Compassion How 11-Year-Old Karma Maestas United a Community Written by Crystal McBride, Karma’s Mom Karma was born a sassy, fierce and bright child. Independent and inquisitive, she was determined to get the ultimate “why” of everything. She grew to love math, science and exploring the stars and universe. She was …

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CureSearch Impact

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Launches Groundbreaking IMPACT Series

Media Contact: Kelli Wright Phone: (240) 235-2204 | kelli.wright@curesearch.org CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Launches Groundbreaking IMPACT Series Forum Collaborative forum will provide academic pediatric oncology leaders with early industry insights to accelerate the development of new pediatric cancer treatments Bethesda, MD – March 28, 2019 – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announces its inaugural IMPACT Series …

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Marianne

Marianne Salsberg Maintains Optimal Health and Adds Meaning to her Miles by Supporting CureSearch

Marianne Salsberg Maintains Optimal Health and Adds Meaning to her Miles by Supporting CureSearch A quest for health and wellness was the basis of a beautiful synergy with an important goal – end children’s cancer. Marianne Salsberg ran her first 5K in the fall of 2012, months after having gastric bypass surgery. As she developed …

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Jacki Sullins

CureSearch Volunteer Honored with National Award

CureSearch Volunteer Honored with National Award CureSearch volunteer leader Jacki Splittorf-Sullins was honored today as North America’s Top Volunteer Fundraiser by the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum.  The prestigious Cash, Sweat & Tears award recognizes the passion of our nation’s most extraordinary volunteers—people who take on physical challenges or overcome tremendous obstacles to raise money for U.S. charities …

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Greg Norman and Joseph

QBE Shootout Golf Tournament Raises Critical Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

QBE Shootout Golf Tournament Raises Critical Funds for Childhood Cancer Research The 2018 QBE Shootout golf tournament brought together some of the world’s best golfers for a PGA Tour team competition and a chance to raise critical funds benefitting our mission to end children’s cancer. Joseph Campione, CureSearch superhero and Ultimate Hiker attended the event …

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