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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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Ellen Craine-Rostker

Detroit Mom of 14-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Joins CureSearch Event as Publicity Chair

For Immediate Release Contact: Erin Richey, Regional Manager, Development (240) 235-2272 | erin.richey@curesearch.org Ann Arbor, MI – Ellen M. Craine-Rostker is a divorcée and family mediator, social worker, social work educator and ethics consultant. In addition to that, she works with individuals and families who have, or have had, a cancer diagnosis and want to …

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CureSearch for Children's Cancer

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer to Benefit from Patrick Gibson House of Blues Orlando Concert

For Immediate Release Contact: Betsy Langan Regional Manager, Development (240) 235-2282 | betsy.langan@curesearch.org Orlando, FL – Local country music artist Patrick Gibson will be holding a benefit concert titled “K92 presents Orlando Rocks ‘Gold’ for Childhood Cancer,” in support of CureSearch on Friday, June 23rd at the House of Blues Orlando. The concert aims to …

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Melana Ligertwood

Texas Mom to Volunteer at Ultimate Hike to Support Children’s Cancer Research

For Immediate Release Contact: Michelle McGhee (240) 235-2210 | michelle.mcghee@curesearch.org Melana Ligertwood hiked 22.7 miles last year in honor of her son Max’s cancer diagnosis; this year, she’s helping others hike. Houston, TX – When Melana Ligertwood’s son Max was only 8 weeks old, he was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, which affects 7% of …

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Jansen Family

10-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Joins Fellow Superheroes at CureSearch Event

For Immediate Release Contact: Brecka Putnam, Regional Manager, Development (630) 957-8003 | brecka.putnam@curesearch.org Omaha, NE – When their daughter Grace diagnosed with pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of children’s cancer, on October 23, 2014, the Jansen family didn’t know much about childhood cancer. “We really didn’t know any children with …

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Laura Nelson

Local Nurse Leads Team to Hike 20.7 Miles in One Day for Children with Cancer

For Immediate Release Contact: Jennifer Murphy (240) 235-2211 | jennifer.murphy@curesearch.org Laura Nelson works with pediatric patients by day; in her spare time, she hikes to support children’s cancer research. Charlottesville, VA – Back in 2012, nurse Laura Nelson was worried that she wouldn’t be able to handle transferring from a rehab unit to a pediatric …

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Emma Pederson, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Local Mother Raises Awareness for Children’s Cancer Research After Daughter’s Diagnosis

For Immediate Release Contact: Erin Richey (240) 235-2272 | erin.richey@curesearch.org To empower other parents and caregivers, Mary Kay Pederson participates in CureSearch Superheroes Unite! Portage, MI – When Mary Kay’s daughter, Emma, was 3 years old, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of children’s cancer that accounts for 25% of all …

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