Hello CKc Community!
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day holiday with your family and friends. Team CKc has so much to be thankful for, including each and every one of you! Without you, we wouldn’t be able to raise the money we need to raise or spread the word about how much pediatric cancer research needs our help. Most of all, we wouldn’t be able to provide hope and new options to the children who are fighting for their lives. We wish all the children could be NED, like Cannon. With new treatment options and new research, we know we can work toward making this wish a reality.
We are also so grateful for the support of our corporate sponsors who graciously provide donations to help us accomplish our goal of funding new and innovative pediatric cancer research. This week, we were humbled to receive two fantastic donations! XL Soccer World in Orlando held two big events during Childhood cancer Awareness Month in September. As a result, they raised $30,000, and made three $10,000 donations to a hospital and two organizations that support pediatric cancer, including CKc. Thank you, XL Soccer World family, for your continued support, investment, and belief in what we do!!
In addition, we were blessed to receive another corporate donation from Enterprise Holdings Foundation in Central Florida. Michael was invited to make a presentation to their team about CKc and the needs of childhood cancer. In response, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation presented us with a check for $2,500 to further pediatric cancer research. As you can see, Cannon thought this was pretty cool! Thank you, Enterprise!
Thank you, again, to Style Encore in Orlando for hosting a fantastic ladies night out event in support of CKc. Melissa autographed books, holiday cards were made for the CKc Card Club and most importantly, money was raised to help provide hope for kids with cancer. A super fun night! Thank you to the team at Style Encore!!
We also received a bunch of cute, creative and cheerful cards handmade by the lower school at St. James Cathedral School in Orlando. We teamed up with BASE Camp in Orlando to deliver these Thanksgiving cards to kids celebrating the holiday in hospitals. These cards were sure to create some smiles for the kids, as they certainly did for us!
Our CKc Card Club is going strong and we are working with several schools who have adopted the card club for a holiday project. If you have, or know of, a child fighting cancer who would like to receive a handmade holiday card, or if you work for a hospital and you would like some cards sent to your department for distribution to kids with cancer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to send along some holiday cheer!
Melissa is running the OUC half-marathon next weekend, on December 5, in Orlando. Please come out and cheer on Melissa and our CKc team as they run each mile for a different child who has lost his or her life to cancer or continues to fight this horrific disease. Please read Melissa's blog post on why this race is so important to Team CKc.
CKc Community, we need your help! We are in need of corporate sponsorships and auction items for our first annual Gold Gala in April 2016. Sponsorship packages are available at a variety of investment levels and we can even help customize a package for your company’s needs. Don’t miss out on this easy and effective way to support CKc and our mission to further pediatric cancer research in pursuit of a cure. Proceeds from the Gold Gala will go directly towards funding pediatric cancer research. Any donation of items or level of sponsorship is appreciated, and you don’t need to live in Orlando to help! If interested, please contact the Gold Gala Chair, Shereen Toffetti, at Gold.Gala@cannonballkidscancer.org.
Until next time!