Posted: March 21, 2018
Earlier this year, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) and the Florida Association of Professional Employer Organizations (FAPEO) hosted the Mike Miller Gala benefitting CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. The event took place at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida with attendees pledging more than $150,000 for children’s cancer research. Mike has been a major proponent of CureSearch as a member of the board and the FAPEO as their legal counsel. FAPEO honored Mike by hosting this annual gala with ticket sales benefitting our mission to end children’s cancer.
“The PEO industry and CureSearch have been so supportive of me and my family all these years and now to have the PEO industry honor Amy, CureSearch, and me with this Gala and fundraiser is the greatest honor of my life and a testament to the loving and caring nature of the PEO industry,” said Mike.
The Miller family is all too familiar with the devastating effects of cancer – Mike, his wife Barbara, and their daughter Amy have all battled this terrible disease. In Amy’s case the diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) meant that she would lose most of her teenage years and instead of attending football games and proms, she would have to deal with surgeries, a stroke from the chemotherapy and much more. But Amy persevered during her three years of treatment and today runs her own consulting business.
“As a childhood cancer survivor, I am so thankful for the donations to CureSearch made by the PEO industry. The outpouring of support is a true testament to my father’s character and I could not be more proud. It was a pleasure to participate in this incredible and inspiring event,” said Amy.
Mike’s support of CureSearch has deep roots within the organization – he started our Amy Miller Champion Fund that has raised more than $350,000 for children’s cancer research to date. We are honored to partner with Mike and his family who have established this fund so that someday, no parent ever has to hear that their child has cancer.
“It is through the passionate support of people like Mike Miller that allows us to fund research for less-toxic treatments,” said Kay Koehler, CureSearch CEO. “We are deeply grateful for Mike’s efforts to end childhood cancer and for the generosity of those who hosted and attended this wonderful event honoring him.”
To read more stories about those who have started CureSearch legacy funds and to learn more about benefits of giving back to CureSearch visit CureSearch Legacy or Champion Funds.
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