Press On Updates

‘Press On to CURE Childhood Cancer’ Funds New Cancer Therapy Program at the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 
Radiation Program

by Erin Chance ::

Atlanta, Georgia – June 26, 2012 – Press On to CURE Childhood Cancer will help fund a new radiation therapy program at the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with a $200,000 donation. This funding will help with construction of the specialty radiation room, named in honor of Patrick Chance, and other aspects of the MIBG service. Patrick passed away in January 2012 after valiantly fighting neuroblastoma for more than five years. There are currently only a small number of centers around the country who currently offer MIBG treatment.

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Why Press On?

by Turner Simkins ::

The Press On Mission was recently galvanized with a two year $303,420 commitment to the Washington University and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s collaborative Pediatric Cancer Genome Project for the study of Acute Myeloid Leukemia marked by 7q deletion. This is the specific subtype of leukemia developed by Brennan Simkins, who with Patrick Chance (neuroblastoma), is one of the two inspirations of the Press On mission.

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Reid on the Run for Press On

by Susie Adamson ::

Press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

The verse from Philippians sums it all up for the Press On Fund mission. The “race” itself is self-evident. Like hundreds of thousands of families throughout the United States (and the world) the Simkins and Chance families have fought, and continue to fight, the race against childhood cancer, specifically neuroblastoma and AML. And today, volunteers, donors, friends and family continue to develop tools with which the Press On Fund can compete in this Race.

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You Inspire Me

by Susie Adamson ::

Below is a letter written to Brennan from his Uncle Quniton Stevens after completing he completed the 1st of his 2 Half Iron Man competitions – this year!. Despite the physical challenges that presented themselves during his race, he Pressed On! Since this letter was written Q, as we all lovinging refer to him, has successfully completed his 2 Half Iron Man competitions in Brennan’s honor.

Dear Brennan,

Uncle Q has been mightily impressed by how tough you have been over the last two years. Hearing how you and your parents have dealt with the challenges you have faced has inspired me and I’m sure thousands of other people who have followed your journey through your Daddy and Mommy’s CarePages updates.

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Save the Date

by Tara Simkins ::

Join us on September 30, 2011 for CURE’s Press On Day honoring Patrick and Brennan.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Each year, more than 10,000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed – approximately 46 children and adolescents EVERY DAY. Childhood cancer remains the number one disease killer of American children despite recent gains made for certain pediatric cancers such as acute lymphocytic leukemia. In fact, over 25% of children diagnosed with cancer will be dead within 5 years.

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Play for Patrick – Thank You!

by Erin Chance ::

We are humbled by the amazing success of our fifth annual Play for Patrick Tennis Tournaments. We are still in the process of tabulating the results of the weekend, but we estimate that we raised around $75,000!!! I am grateful to the many people who helped plan the weekend, donated items to the auction, sponsored our efforts, and donated to the cause.

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Press On – Thank You

by Stephen Chance ::

Dear Friends of CURE:
With the New Year well under way, and with your gracious contributions to the Press On to Cure Childhood Cancer Fund already invested in three meaningful and potentially revolutionary research initiatives, we are writing to deliver our 2010-2011 fiscal year update.

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Press On – A Process

by Tara Simkins ::

Press On is a process through which families can share what they have learned with other families.  Your world comes to a screeching halt when you are told your child has cancer.  You are in shock. All the while, however, the world continues to spin around you at warp speed.  You catch bits and pieces […]

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