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CureSearch for Children's Cancer

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Announces Executive Leadership Changes

For Immediate Release Contact: Tessa Gatz Director of Communications, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer (240) 235-2204 | tessa.gatz@curesearch.org CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Announces Executive Leadership Changes BETHESDA, Md.– Feb. 19, 2018 – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announced Laura Thrall, who has served as CEO of the organization since 2012, has decided to step down. Committed to …

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CureSearch Catapult

CureSearch Announces Catapult Impact Fund Award

Bethesda, Md. – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer announced the application launch for a $2 million to $5 million (USD) Catapult Impact Fund Award opportunity. The award will support the advancement of clinical research to improve outcomes for pediatric cancer patients.

Team Devon

No Evidence of Disease: Jacksonville Teen Beats Cancer, Goes Back to School

For Immediate Release Contact: Betsy Langan Regional Manager, Development (240) 235-2282 | betsy.langan@curesearch.org Jacksonville, Fla. – When Melissa Zona attends CureSearch’s Superheroes Unite! Event in Jacksonville, Fla. on December 9, she’ll not only support the advancement of children’s cancer research, but she’ll also celebrate the bravery of her very own cancer superhero – her 13-year-old …

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Team Alisa

Legacy of Cancer-Stricken Teen Inspires Participants, Volunteers for Upcoming Fundraiser

For Immediate Release Contact: Michelle McGhee, Regional Manager, Development (240) 235-2210 | michelle.mcghee@curesearch.org Family of Alisa Finley to take part in children’s cancer research event Commerce City, CO – As a rising junior at Colby High School in Colby, Kan., 16-year-old Alisa Finley spent the summer of 2012 training for the school dance team. She …

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Kennedy Gelt, Leukemia

Chicago Mom of Young Cancer Survivor Joins CureSearch Event as Publicity Chair

For Immediate Release Contact: Erin Richey Regional Manager, Development (240) 235-2272 | erin.richey@curesearch.org Palatine, IL – Edan Gelt is a Chicago business consultant and mom of two – Kennedy, 10 and Maddox 12. She’s also the 2017 publicity chair for the CureSearch Chicagoland Superheroes Unite! event. Edan became involved with CureSearch after her 4-year-old daughter, …

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Family Honors Daughter’s Memory at CureSearch Superheroes Unite! Event

For Immediate Release Contact: Erin Richey Regional Manager, Development (240) 235-2272 | erin.richey@curesearch.org Brainerd, MN – When Shana and Craig Nguyen’s daughter, Taylor Grace, was only 3 years old, she had already battled an aggressive cancer twice – first, when she was initially diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at 18 months of age, and after …

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Addison Barber, Wilms Tumor

6-Year-Old Superhero and Family Support Children’s Cancer Research at CureSearch Event

For Immediate Release Contact: Betsy Langan Regional Manager, Development (240) 235-2282 | betsy.langan@curesearch.org St. Petersburg, FL – The Barber’s journey with children’s cancer started shortly after their daughter, Addison, turned a year old. In April of 2012, at her 18-month well visit, and after reporting some concern with her abdomen being distended, their pediatrician ordered …

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Annika Rounds, Neuroblastoma

Salt Lake City Family Unites for Children’s Cancer Research

For Immediate Release Contact: Michelle McGhee, Regional Manager, Development (240) 235-2210 | michelle.mcghee@curesearch.org Superheroes Unite! event provides day of fun for children with cancer, benefits CureSearch non-profit Salt Lake City, UT – Cheryl and Jeff Rounds have one word to describe their five-year-old daughter Annika: Magnificent. In her fight with stage-four neuroblastoma, Annika, who was …

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