Press On Updates

Registration Open ~ Play for Patrick 2017

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

Registration is now open for Play for Patrick 2017 in Atlanta, GA! See below for the schedule of events and links to each registration. All events take place at Druid Hills Golf Club, September 22nd-25th. We can’t wait to see you there! Women’s Doubles Tennis Tournament Friday, September 22nd, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration […]

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Veterans United’s Surprise Donation!

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

Veterans United Foundation surprised our teammates at the Community Foundation for the CSRA on Friday with a HUGE check! Literally! Shell Berry, President/CEO of the CFCSRA, on behalf of Press on Fund, accepted a $10,000 donation from the Veterans United Foundation. Employees of Veterans United Home Loans donate a percentage of their salary to a fund held by […]

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RACE for Children Act

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

The Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity (RACE) for Children Act would close a key loophole that currently allows potentially life-saving drugs to be tested for adults but not for children. “If the Senate passes this act, necessary studies will be conducted to provide physicians with more information for treating children with cancer. This wouldn’t be the […]

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Play It Forward: The Spirit of Press On

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

By now, all of you have heard us use the words Play It Forward. Many of you participated in our social media challenge, and some of you even created your own fundraisers. Take Eric Neevel, an Avett Brothers fan who approached the Crawfords in July hoping to raise money in honor of Hallie. His idea […]

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Medical University of South Carolina Visit

by Turner Simkins ::

Last week, I met with Bobby Houck and Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs along with Barbara Rivers of MUSC and Dr. Jackie Kraveka to discuss Dr. Kreveka’s breakthrough neuroblastoma research at MUSC.  Through the Blue Dogs and Friends concert this December 28, all monies directed to Press On will be reserved for the support of this […]

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Holiday Shopping for Press On!

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

Below is a list of vendors with items that support Press On. We will update it as more items become available. CauseNetwork: Online Shopping at Over 1000 Stores! When you shop through our personal CauseNetwork Press On Marketplace a percentage of your purchases at hundreds of online stores will go to Press On. Special deals on hotels, as […]

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Press On Welcomes a Third Family to the Team

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

You’ve met the Chances and the Simkins, and now Press On is proud to announce that we are adding another family to the team: The Crawfords! Bob and Melanie Crawford’s daughter Hallie was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011; the Crawfords and Simkins met while at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You may know Bob as […]

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Press On Tournament Weekend Sponsor

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

Press On Tournament Weekend is September 16 & 17, 2016! Become a Partner!  To sponsor, contact Hunter Baggs: hunter@baggsinsurance.com Totally, the most significant factor that is mature while purchasing medicaments from the Web is to make a best choice. To purchase medicaments online from a privileged web-site is safe. Other medicaments are used to treat […]

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GoPro for a Cause

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

Did you ever see the GoPro for a Cause video for Turner’s song “Possibilities,” recorded by Darius Rucker for St. Jude? Thanks GoPro, Darius Rucker, and St. Jude! Find the song on iTunes today!

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A Great Day at the Georgia Cancer Center

by Tara Simkins ::

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, touring the research labs and clinical trials units, and listening to updates from Drs. Ted Johnson and David Munn regarding the Phase I relapsed brain tumor immunotherapy trial using the drug indoximod, the arms of this trial, and […]

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T-Cell Research Showing Promise!

by Turner Simkins ::

Augusta, GA.     Research premised in altering the human T-Cell to attack cancer cells in much the same way that they would attack a virus or bacteria is showing much promise, as recently published in a New York Times article.   The Press On Fund has invested in two separate studies for NK Cell therapy,  for […]

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Press On gives $2.5M to fund pediatric cancer research, treatment at GRU

by Tara Simkins ::

https://vimeo.com/138245192 AUGUSTA, Ga. – Press On, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation for the CSRA that is pushing for a cure for childhood cancer, is giving $2.5 million to fund translational pediatric cancer research and cutting-edge treatment alternatives at the Georgia Cancer Center. The announcement took place during a news conference Thursday at the GRU […]

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Press On Pleased to Announce Long Term Georgia-Regents University Partnership

by Turner Simkins ::

Press On is pleased to announce its long term partnership with Georgia Regents University in establishing a translational pediatric oncology research program for the State of Georgia. The landmark grant which made possible through was achieved with the valuable support of Janus Research and Tony and Jeanie Loop. For more information about this announcement, on […]

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Press On and Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research award Grant for $800,000 for a Pediatric Neuroblastoma Trial

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

Atlanta, GA:   The Press On Fund and the Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTFCCR) are pleased to announce their first collaborative grant in the amount of $800,000 to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), and the University of Southern California, to initiate the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma […]

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Why Your Donation is Important to Press On

by Erin Chance ::

Did you know only 4% of federal funding for cancer goes to childhood cancer research, despite the fact that childhood cancer kills more American children than any other disease? About 60% of all funding for the development of new drugs for adult cancer comes from pharmaceutical companies, but those companies provide almost no funding for […]

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Press On Progress!

by Stephen Chance ::

Dear Press On supporters, we look forward to updating you periodically about progress being made as a result of Press On grants. We are very grateful for your belief in our cause and your trust that we will use your money wisely. This edition will focus on exciting developments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the fight against neuroblastoma. One of Press On’s primary goals is taking the laboratory discoveries enabled by Press On support and applying those discoveries in the clinic through clinical trials. Remarkably, Dr. Wing Leung and his talented support staff have opened three clinical trials as a result of Press On funding! If that weren’t exciting enough, Dr. Leung has also published an article in the peer-reviewed journal Blood that specifically credits Press On!

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