Posts by Sarah Turner Davis
Press On Announces $100,000 Grant to LLS
Press On is pleased to announce a $100,000 grant to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to support LLS’s FIRST pediatric cancer research initiative! Our donation supports the LLS PedAL clinical trial, a global precision medicine master clinical trial run by a team of renowned pediatric oncologists with the goal of matching children with relapsed acute leukemia to…Read More
Today is Patrick’s 17th birthday, marking eight years since the day he joined the angels. In remembrance, we share with you a prayer we haven’t shared in a long time. Patrick, we strive every day to be your healing hands on earth. Neuroblastoma doesn’t stand a chance against your legacy. A Cancer Prayer by Stephen…Read More
Season’s Greetings from Press On!
What a Year! Dear Amazing Press On Supporters, Hello, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays! We are excited to bring you these exciting updates from the forefront of childhood cancer research. First, an update from Target Pediatric AML. You may remember that Press On granted $250,000 to this groundbreaking initiative in personalized, precision medicine just last…Read More
Resilience Gives Back!
You may remember our sock fundraiser last year. Well we have good news! Resilience Gives has reengineered their socks to make them EVEN BETTER. Now with nonslip treads. an aloe-infused fuzzy interior, and merino wool exterior, they are the perfect gift for the holidays! Resilience Gives has also redesigned how they do business: their “toe-to-toe”…Read More
Press On Fund to give $1 million to support pediatric cancer programs at Augusta University
This article was originally published on the Augusta University Website and was written by Chris Curry. View the original article. They are the littlest patients facing one of life’s biggest battles from a disease that can be deadly. However, children undergoing treatment for brain cancer and other forms of cancer have an ally in their…Read More
Press On Fund donates $1 million to research childhood cancer
*This article was originally posted in the Aiken Standard. The Press On Fund, which has local ties, recently donated $1 million to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. The money will create the Press On Pediatric Cancer Fund at the Georgia Cancer Center and will support the Pediatric…Read More
How one round of golf can make a huge impact.
Colt Ingram & Christopher Simkins had a tournament coming up… They were playing together in the South Carolina Junior “4-Ball” Tournament at Pebble Creek. And someone had an idea: What if they dedicated their game to Press On? What about “Pars for Press On”? You see, Christopher’s parents cofounded Press On when his older brother Brennan was diagnosed with…Read More
Pars for Press On
Colt Ingram (Junior, Westminster of Augusta) and Christopher Simkins (Junior, Aquinas) with Brennan Simkins (Senior, Aquinas), Christopher’s brother and one of the three brave kids who inspired the Press On Fund. Christopher Simkins and Colt Ingram are playing the South Carolina Junior “4-Ball” tournament this weekend at Pebble Creek Country Club! These two boys, both…Read More
Socks Still Available!
Get your Christmas shopping done! Resilience Gives is continuing to stock our Press On Socks. Keep scrolling to see all three designs! Patrick’s Angel Feathers Band of Brothers’ Guardian Angel Hallie’s Ray of SunshineRead More
Press On Funds Pediatric Brain Tumor Study at St. Jude
Press On has granted $150,000 to a pediatric brain tumor study at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital run by Dr. Giles W. Robinson. The study intends to perform extensive molecular analysis on pediatric brain tumors of patients that are actively receiving therapy or about to receive therapy. The goal is series of trials that tailor…Read More
Press On to Fund Breakthrough Vaccine Trial for Neuroblastoma
Press On is donating $300,000– in two annual installments of $150,000– toward a clinical trial led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) evaluating a promising new vaccine to counter neuroblastoma. This gift has been matched by The Band of Parents, a group of parents and friends of children with the rare pediatric nervous system…Read More
You Are My Sunshine
When Hallie was just two years old, her mother found her having a seizure in her crib. It turned out to be a brain tumor, nearly a quarter of her brain, and Hallie was rushed into emergency surgery. After surgery, she suffered a stroke that left her left side paralyzed to this day. Her tumor…Read More
A Million Guardian Angels
Brennan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia– an aggressive form of childhood leukemia– on the even of his 7th birthday. After undergoing chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant from his brother Nat, Brennan relapsed– and was told to pack it up. His relapse happened so quickly after his transplant, the hospital told his parents there were…Read More
Who leaves you angel feathers?
Patrick Chance inspired all with his desire to “heal people” and his ability to emphasize what was really important in life: love, family, friends, and fun. He was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at age 3 and despite over five years of intense therapy, Patrick passed away on his ninth birthday. Today, Press On strives to be…Read More
It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
It’s Here! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we at Press On are remembering our mission: To invest in research on less toxic, more effective treatments for childhood cancer. A child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes. One out of every five of those children won’t survive, and two thirds of survivors will experience…Read More
STAR Act is Signed into Law
On March 22, 2018, the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act was passed by unanimous vote in the Senate, followed by a voice vote in the House on May 22. The bill was signed into law on June 5. After three years of effort, the Childhood Cancer STAR Act is now the…Read More
NEWSLETTER | April 2018
NO CANCER! “Cancer-Free”. “NED”. “100% Donor”. These are the words every cancer patient and their families want to hear from the moment of diagnosis. But even after a child has heard “Remission,” patients return year after year to their doctors for testing. Brennan and Hallie both returned to St. Jude this year for their annual…Read More
NEWSLETTER | February 2018
Press On Grant Proves Crucial to Six Clinical Trials In 2017, Press On granted $50,000 to a study developing immunotherapy treatments for Medulloblastoma, Neuroblastoma, and other solid tumors at Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Health. The grant was a match of a $50,000 donation made by the South Carolina band The Blue Dogs, bringing the total…Read More
Thank You for a Beautiful 2017!
December 2017 Dear loyal Press On supporters, Hello, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays! What a year it’s been! Press On has been as busy as ever, with over $630,800 dollars in grants and new members of the team! At the very end of 2016, we were thrilled to support the Blue Dogs at their concert…Read More
Goodwill Abounds this Christmas
This holiday season across the region, Press On has seen beautiful acts of goodwill. In South Carolina, Sarah Hope gathered with friends earlier this month for her birthday. In lieu of gifts, Sarah asked that her friends bring donations to Press On. The checks were sent together in an envelope from Sarah, who said “I…Read More