Press On Updates

You Are My Sunshine

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

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 ::

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 ::

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 ::

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 ::

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 ::

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 ::

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 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 ::

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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Press On Completes $450,00 Pledge

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

Press On Fund Completes Investment in Pioneering St. Jude Study on NK Cell and Stem Cell Transplantation for Neuroblastoma   Augusta, GA – The Press On Fund has completed a 2014 pledge of $450,000 with an investment of $130,806.18 in a pioneering study that provides the world’s first Bone Marrow Transplant immunotherapy strategy for relapsed and […]

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Press On Contributes $250,000 to TpAML

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

Press On Fund Contributes to Multi-Million Dollar TARGET Pediatric AML Initiative Augusta, GA – November 27, 2017 – Press On Fund is combining forces with TARGET Pediatric AML (TpAML) to establish the largest ever collaborative research initiative to cure pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Press On’s $250,000 investment in TpAML represents its first commitment to […]

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Announcing 30 Days to Press On

by Sarah Turner Davis ::

This September, join Press On as we take Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to the next level! Sign up for 30 Days to Press On and receive a daily email with stories, updates, and easy ways to turn your AWARENESS into ACTION. This year, all donations during the month of September will go to Target Pediatric […]

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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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