Press On Announces $100,000 Grant to LLS

By Sarah Turner Davis · June 9, 2020

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…

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Remembering Patrick

By Sarah Turner Davis · January 9, 2020

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…

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Season’s Greetings from Press On!

By Sarah Turner Davis · December 20, 2019

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…

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Resilience Gives Back!

By Sarah Turner Davis · December 13, 2019

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”…

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How one round of golf can make a huge impact.

By Sarah Turner Davis · October 16, 2019

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…

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Pars for Press On

By Sarah Turner Davis · October 1, 2019

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…

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Socks Still Available!

By Sarah Turner Davis · November 26, 2018

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 Sunshine  

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Press On Funds Pediatric Brain Tumor Study at St. Jude

By Sarah Turner Davis · November 22, 2018

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…

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You Are My Sunshine

By Sarah Turner Davis · September 19, 2018

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…

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A Million Guardian Angels

By Sarah Turner Davis · September 12, 2018

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…

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Who leaves you angel feathers?

By Sarah Turner Davis · September 7, 2018

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…

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It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

By Sarah Turner Davis · September 5, 2018

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…

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STAR Act is Signed into Law

By Sarah Turner Davis · July 9, 2018

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…

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NEWSLETTER | April 2018

By Sarah Turner Davis · April 10, 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…

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NEWSLETTER | February 2018

By Sarah Turner Davis · February 20, 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…

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Thank You for a Beautiful 2017!

By Sarah Turner Davis · December 26, 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…

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Goodwill Abounds this Christmas

By Sarah Turner Davis · December 23, 2017

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…

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