Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's getting closer to that time of year again, our second annual CureSearch Walk!  This year it will be on September 29th in Sugar House park.  Just in time for childhood cancer awareness month.  Last year was our very first CureSearch walk here in Utah and we raised over $70,000!  That's incredible for our first year.  CureSearch is such a wonderful organization and is something I have become very passionate about and has become close to my heart.  I am on the committee this year and it's going to be so much fun. It will be very family friendly and we will have fun things for the kids to do including balloon animals, face painting, a fish pond, games etc.  Each year it is going get bigger and better and Im very grateful and priveledged to be a part of something so amazing!

For those of you who dont know who CureSearch is, they a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support children's cancer research and provide information and resources to all those affected by children's cancer. CureSearch supports clinical trials research at more than 175 local hospitals across the United States. These hospitals participate in National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials conducted by the Children's Oncology Group. Through the CureSearch Investigational Research Initiative, CureSearch also funds basic and translational research that offers the greatest potential to design treatments and improve outcomes for children with difficult-to-treat cancers.

CureSearch raises funds through individuals, special events, corporations, and private foundations. Charitable giving is especially important now, as federal funding for children's cancer research has been flat for the last decade and was reduced by five percent in 2011.

CureSearch also manages the operations center of the Children's Oncology Group, the largest cooperative research entity in the world! With more than 6,000 physicians, nurses and other researchers, COG member hospitals treat 90% of children in the United States with cancer.

I belong to a group of mother's who all have children with cancer and we all have done alot of research on CureSearch.  94% of all funds go toward childhood cancer research and 100% of donations from the walk go straight to finding a cure.  Alot better than the 3% childhood cancers get from other organizations. We have all become very passionate about this organization and would love to have your support again this year.  I have started another team, Team Super Skyler!  I would love to have EVERYONE join our team.  If you live out of state or can't make it to the walk that's ok, you can still register and join our team as a virtual walker.  Anyone under the age of of 15 is free, but make sure to still register them on our team.  My goal this year is to get 50 people on our team, but I know we can get so much more.  How wonderful would it be to have these little cancer heros look around them and see all the many people who love and support them and are cheering them on while they are fighting for their lives?  To join Team Super Skyler or make a donation please go to

Thank you so much for all your support.  It means so much to me and all the many children and families that this evil beast we call cancer affects.  If you are a member of Facebook I made a page to keep everyone updated on the walk.!/teamsuperskyler

This was our amazing team last year!

                             Skyler and his champion medal

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