Team CKc Courier for December 12, 2015

Hello CKc Community!

It's the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well we know that statement is not so true for families who are currently losing/or have lost the greatest gift to their family...their child. We have heavy hearts for some families who we know are at their darkest moment at this time. Our love and prayers are with you and you give us the inspiration to continue fighting for hope and new treatments so we don't have to lose any more children to cancer.

We know you are probably bombarded with messages for end-of-the-year giving. It makes sense; people are in a giving mood and feeling like they want to spread goodness and kindness to help make someone's holiday a little brighter. Certainly people also give as a way to help their tax situation. If you are considering making an end-of-the-year gift to a charitable cause, we ask that you please consider CKc. We are working toward the goal of making sure not another child hears there are no more options for him/her. That truly is a wonderful gift to give a child and their families. Please click here to make a donation to our 501(c)(3) organization.

Team CKc was excited to give back and serve families on the oncology floor at Arnold Palmer Hospital For Children in Orlando. We teamed up with BASECamp.org to deliver dinner, movies, popcorn and holiday cards to spread some holiday cheer. We would especially like to thank Hubbly Bubbly for donating all of the food for these special families!!

Melissa and members of our CKc Community successfully ran the OUC half-marathon last weekend for children who valiantly fought or are currently fighting cancer. Melissa was so inspired by each of our CKc Community members who came out to cheer on the team. She said there where people cheering for her at each mile marker! What outstanding support by all of you who ran, cheered or prayed for our team. We hope we were able to raise awareness and touch just one more person that special morning. It takes just one drop to create a ripple effect.

Still looking for some great gifts for the holidays? Don't forget our CKc Jewelry and our book "Thankful For The Fight" make thoughtful gifts. Not only can you create awareness and help provide an inspiring gift, with each purchase you are making a donation to CKc and you can let your recipient know how the gift also helped us further our mission to eradicate kids' cancer. Thank you!

Team CKc would like to extend a warm welcome to Lindsay Chamberlin, who is our new Card Club Coordinator. She will assist in helping your lovingly-made card club cards reach kids fighting cancer. We have received some fantastic handmade holiday cards! If you have, or know of, a child fighting cancer who would like to receive a 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 debra.brett@cannonballkidscancer.org. We will do our best to send along some holiday cheer!

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!

Debra