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People of Compassion Can Change the Trajectory of Children’s Cancer – A CureSearch Volunteer’s Perspective

“Everyone has something to contribute. When we’re faced with something painful or difficult, we may feel overwhelmed and powerless to do anything. I know that by participating in the CureSearch Ultimate Hike, I am doing something very important,” shared Katie Oursler.  When Katie was in graduate school, she spotted a Facebook ad for the Ultimate Hike (UH). An avid hiker, she knew that she wanted to be part of it. She completed the 2019 Canaan Valley Ultimate Hike in West Virginia, trekking 21 miles. Now, she …

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Teenager raises $6000 for CureSearch through hiking and artistry

High school sophomore raises $6,000 for children’s cancer research through the Virtual Baxter Trails CureSearch Hike, founded by Harlan’s Heroes When Elyse Johnson, a sophomore at Charlotte Country Day School, learned that a family friend, Margaux, had been diagnosed with childhood cancer, specifically stage 4 Wilm’s tumor, she knew she wanted to do something to …

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Volunteer Week 2020

With Gratitude this National Volunteer Week

Dear CureSearch Family, As we kick off this National Volunteer Week in the midst of the global coronavirus outbreak, we have an enhanced appreciation of how interconnected we are, and how each of our actions can affect the lives of countless others. It takes an army of dedicated and resourceful volunteers, each making a unique and important …

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Frank Gioscia

Volunteer Spotlight: Ultimate Hiker raises over $113,000 for children’s cancer research

Frank Gioscia, 68, is training for his tenth CureSearch Hike while raising $113,000 for children’s cancer research! He has done it by lacing up his hiking boots and hitting the trails at CureSearch Ultimate Hike events. “It was easy for me to get involved with CureSearch. In July 2011, a friend handed me a flyer about …

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Trek for 43 logo

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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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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Harlan

‘Unimaginable battle’: 12-mile York County hike helps fight childhood cancer

‘Unimaginable battle’: 12-mile York County hike helps fight childhood cancer (www.heraldonline.com) Hikers will lace up their boots to trek 12 miles Nov. 17 at Baxter Village Trail in Fort Mill to honor and remember local children affected by childhood cancer. It touches particularly close to home for one York County family. “Our main concern is …

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Hike for Pediatric Cancer

Taking a Hike for Pediatric Cancer

Taking a Hike for Pediatric Cancer (www.loveyourmelon.com) Recently, a team from Love Your Melon took on the challenge of the CureSearch Ultimate Hike in support of our partner, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. The Ultimate Hike is CureSearch’s program that gives participants the opportunity to hike 20-30 miles in one day in order to raise money …

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Megan and her youngest son

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Feature: Superheroes Unite! Volunteer Veteran

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Feature:Superheroes Unite! Volunteer Veteran In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, CureSearch is featuring our team of supporters, partners, industry leaders and researchers who are changing the face of childhood cancer. Volunteer veterans like Megan, who have a close personal connection to the cause are helping us to push forward better …

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Mark Linder featured

Michigan man bikes Route 66 for pediatric cancer

By Patrick Baron, WJBC BLOOMINGTON (www.wjbc.com) – In an effort to raise money for a cure for pediatric cancer and raise awareness, a man from Michigan is riding along Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, California. Mark Linder is biking Route 66 in honor of his son, Kevin, who died of pediatric cancer.(Patrick Baron/WJBC) …

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