CureSearch and Love Your Melon partner to advance childhood cancer research

CureSearch and Love Your Melon partner to advance childhood cancer research  At CureSearch, we’re dedicated to bringing childhood cancer patients to the forefront of drug development, but we can’t do it alone. Long-term impact will require collaboration among industry leaders and organizations also dedicated to ending childhood cancer.  Funding partners like Love Your Melon allow us to support innovative …

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The “Lucky” One: Surviving Childhood Cancer, Stroke and the Effects of Treatment

By Amy Fair, Childhood Cancer Survivor & CureSearch Volunteer I didn’t get to have the traditional high school experience. While my friends were at soccer practice and school dances, I was in the hospital receiving chemotherapy or recovering from the effects it had on my body. When I was 15, I was diagnosed with leukemia …

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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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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

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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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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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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Margaret Ultimate Hiker

Bone Marrow Donor Trains Ultimate Hike Team to Hike 25.5 Miles

In just a few weeks, Margaret Fenlon will lace up her boots and start training a team of hikers from Rochester to trek 25.5 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail in just one day. It isn’t the first time she’s done something big to fight children’s cancer – she’s participated in the CureSearch Ultimate Hike …

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Will Busby

Childhood Cancer Survivor to Spend 12th Birthday Volunteering at 28-Mile Charity Hike

Eleven-year-old Will Busby first heard of CureSearch’s Ultimate Hike seven years ago, when his father, Jeff, starting raising funds and training for a 28.3-mile trek to be completed in one day. The family was well aware of the need for funding for children’s cancer research, as four-year-old Will had been diagnosed with high risk acute …

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